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21 Great Stories (1969) [Anthology]
by Ambrose Bierce Ray Bradbury Max Brand C. D. B. Bryan Walter Van Tilburg Clark Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Dunsany Kaatje Hurlbut James Joyce Jack London Guy de Maupassant Luigi Pirandello Edgar Allan Poe Saki Wilbur Daniel Steele John Steinbeck Carl Stephenson Frank R. Stockton James Thurber Mark Twain Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The masterpieces of some of the finest writers ever to make words come alive on paper, the stories in this volume have been selected to represent the full spectrum of the storyteller's art. Here are works of chilling mystery, far-out fantasy, superb humor, highly charged symbolism and enthralling human drama. Given sharpened focus through insightful editorial commentary, each one of these tales stands distinctive in style and vision -- and all are totally memorable reading experiences.


  • War by Luigi Pirandello
  • Eve in Darkness by Kaatje Hurlbut
  • There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury
  • Tobermory by Saki
  • Two Bottles of Relish by Lord Dunsany
  • Footfalls by Wilbur Daniel Steele
  • Hook by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
  • Wine on the Desert by Max Brand
  • The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • So Much Unfairness of Things by C.D.B. Bryan
  • The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London
  • Leiningen Versus the Ants by Carl Stephenson
  • Eveline by James Joyce
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
  • What Stumped the Bluejays (chapter 3 of A Tramp Abroad) by Mark Twain
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Original title: 21 Great Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Tell-Tale Heart, the (1843) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Cask of Amontillado, the (1846) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Lady, or the Tiger?, the (1882) [Short Story]
      Author: Frank R. Stockton
     Necklace, the (1884) [Short Story]
      Author: Guy de Maupassant
     Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, an (1890) [Short Story]
      Author: Ambrose Bierce
     Adventure of the Speckled Band, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Eveline (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: James Joyce
     Leiningen Versus the Ants (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: Carl Stephenson
     Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: James Thurber
     Pearl, the (1948) [Novel]
      Author: John Steinbeck

Edition #1: 21 Great Stories

21 Great Stories (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Abraham Harold Lass Norma L. Tasman
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21 Great Stories (1969)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451627857
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.7 x 0.8
Pages: 352

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