Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Bartleby and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville Two classics in one volume: "Bartleby," a disturbing moral allegory set in 19th-century New York, and "Benito Cereno," a gripping sea adventure that probes the nature of man's depravity.
The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe Nine gripping tales by the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," 6 others. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The Best Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield, Enda Duffy Acclaimed stories by the influential Modernist author include "Prelude," a reminiscence of her New Zealand girlhood, in addition to "The Garden Party," "How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped," "Bliss," and others.
Great Horse Stories by James Daley Young readers who love horses will cherish these 15 short stories by such authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, and Zane Grey, plus an abridgment of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty.
The World's Greatest Short Stories by James Daley Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.
The Encantadas and Other Stories by Herman Melville This collection features 14 of Melville's short stories reprinted from Harper's and Putnam's magazines, including "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles," a dramatic story set on the Galapagos Islands, plus "The Bell-Tower," more.
Great Short Stories by American Women by Candace Ward Choice collection of 13 stories includes "Life in the Iron Mills" by Rebecca Harding Davis, Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," plus superb fiction by Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, many others.
Civil War Stories by Ambrose Bierce Sixteen dark and vivid tales by great satirist: "A Horseman in the Sky," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chicakamauga," "A Son of the Gods," "What I Saw of Shiloh," more. Note.
Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne Choice collection of masterly short fiction. In addition to title story: "The Birthmark," "Rappaccini's Daughter," "Roger Malvin's Burial," "The Artist of the Beautiful," "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux."
The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories by O. Henry Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Five Great Short Stories by Jack London Five exciting tales that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story: "The White Silence," "In a Far Country," "An Odyssey of the North," "The Seed of McCoy," and "The Mexican." Publisher's Note.
To Build a Fire and Other Favorite Stories by Jack London The vitality and variety of London's experiences during his brief life are reflected in these 13 gripping tales of adventure, including "A Piece of Steak," "The Mexican," "The Law of Life," and 10 others.
The Secret Sharer and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad Three of Conrad’s most powerful stories of the sea — "Youth: A Narrative" (1898), "Typhoon" (1902) and "The Secret Sharer" (1910) — each probing deeply, suspensefully into the mysteries of human character.
Dubliners by James Joyce A fine and accessible introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential writers, this collection features 15 tales, including a masterpiece of the short-story genre, "The Dead."
Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald This brilliant anthology includes 6 of Fitzgerald's most popular stories: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," the title tale, "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "The Jelly Bean," and "May Day."
Great English Short Stories by Paul Negri First-rate selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," James' "Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," and tales by Saki, Kipling, Lawrence, Trollope, Stevenson, and others.
Great Russian Short Stories by Paul Negri Twelve powerful works of fiction, including Pushkin's "The Overcoat," "Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" by Gorky, and "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Tolstoy, plus works by Gogol, Turgenev, more.
Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers by Paul Negri This outstanding collection of more than 30 brilliant short stories — each just six or fewer pages in length — features popular tales by Kafka, Poe, Dickens, O. Henry, Chekhov, Wilde, and many others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Family Happiness and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy Rich in detail, shrewdly observed, and vividly narrated, these 6 tales include "Three Deaths," "The Three Hermits," "The Devil," "Father Sergius," "Master and Man," and the title story.
The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories by Leo Tolstoy Three great stories offer profound insights into human behavior and motivation. Title story plus "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" and "The Death of Ivan Ilych." Explanatory footnotes.
White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett A collection of compelling tales, steeped in Dostoyevsky's characteristic themes of spiritual and psychological conflict, evokes life in Czarist Russia. Includes "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," "An Honest Thief," "Bobok," and 7 more.
Great Horror Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Nine tales of terror from the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story, including "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping tale considered the first true detective story. All reprinted in large-print format.
Best Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book by Franz Kafka Five great stories in original German with new, literal English translations on facing pages: "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy."
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka Excellent new English translations of title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Real Thing" by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of tales will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.
Manufacturing books in the United States ensures compliance with strict environmental laws and eliminates the need for international freight shipping, a major contributor to global air pollution.
And printing on recycled paper helps minimize our consumption of trees, water and fossil fuels.
Great American Short Stories was printed on paper made with 10% post-consumer waste,
and the cover was printed on paper made with 10% post-consumer waste. According to Environmental
Defense's Paper Calculator, by using this innovative paper instead of conventional papers,
we achieved the following environmental benefits.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.