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Winesburg, Ohio (1919) [Collection]
by Sherwood Anderson Rating: Weighted - 8.5 / Average - 8.6 of 10 (5 votes) (Rate!)
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Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the nineteenth century.

At the centre is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's 'grotesques' -- solitary figures unable to communicate with others. George is their conduit for expression and solace from loneliness, but he has his own longings which eventually draw him away from home to seek a career in the city. He carries with him the dreams and unuttered words of remarkable characters such as Wing Biddlebaum, the disgraced former teacher, and the story-telling Doctor Parcival.


  • Hands concerning Wing Biddlebaum
  • Paper Pills concerning Doctor Reefy
  • Mother concerning Elizabeth Willard
  • The Philosopher concerning Doctor Parcival
  • Nobody Knows concerning Louise Trunnion
  • Godliness, a Tale in Four Parts
    • I concerning Jesse Bentley
    • II also concerning Jesse Bentley
    • III Surrender concerning Louise Bentley
    • IV Terror concerning David Hardy
  • A Man of Ideas concerning Joe Welling
  • Adventure concerning Alice Hindman
  • Respectability concerning Walsh Williams
  • The Thinker concerning Seth Richmond
  • Tandy concerning Tandy Hard
  • The Strength of God concerning the Reverend Curtis Hartman
  • The Teacher concerning Kate Swift
  • Loneliness concerning Enoch Robinson
  • An Awakening concerning Belle Carpenter
  • "Queer" concerning Elmer Cowley
  • The Untold Lie concerning Ray Pearson
  • Drink concerning Tom Foster
  • Death concerning Doctor Reefy and Elizabeth Willard
  • Sophistication concerning Helen White
  • Departure concerning George Willard

Original title: Winesburg, Ohio
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

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Winesburg, Ohio (1919)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 055321439X

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