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Fifty Great Short Stories (1952) [Anthology]
by Max Beerbohm Stephen Vincent Benét Anton Chekhov Robert M. Coates John Collier Joseph Conrad Clarence Day Lord Dunsany William Faulkner E. M. Forster Anatole France Nathaniel Hawthorne Ernest Hemingway O. Henry Aldous Huxley Shirley Jackson Henry James James Joyce Rudyard Kipling Ring Lardner Katherine Mansfield W. Somerset Maugham Guy de Maupassant Carson McCullers H. L. Mencken George Milburn Hector Hugh Munro Frank O'Connor John O'Hara Dorothy Parker Edgar Allan Poe Katherine Anne Porter V. S. Pritchett Alexander Pushkin Saki J. D. Salinger William Saroyan Arthur Schnitzler Irwin Shaw Francis Steegmuller Wilbur Daniel Steele John Steinbeck Robert Louis Stevenson James Thurber Sylvia Townsend Warner H. G. Wells Edith Wharton E.B. White Edmund Wilson Thomas Wolfe Virginia Woolf Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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  • The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Three-Day Blow by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Standard of Living by Dorothy Parker
  • The Saint by V. S. Pritchett
  • The Other Side of the Hedge by E. M. Forster
  • Brooksmith by Henry James
  • The Jockey by Carson McCullers
  • The Courting of Dinah Shadd by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Shot by Alexander Poushkin
  • Graven Image by John O'Hara
  • Putois by Anatole France
  • Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Thomas Wolfe
  • A.V. Laider by Max Beerbohm
  • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  • The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Looking Back by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Man Higher Up by O. Henry
  • The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse by William Saroyan
  • The Other Two by Edith Wharton
  • Theft by Katherine Anne Porter
  • For Esmé, with Love and Squalor by J. D. Salinger
  • The Man of the House by Frank O'Connor
  • The Man Who Shot Snapping Turtles by Edmund Wilson
  • The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley
  • The Curfew Tolls by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Father Wakes up the Village by Clarence Day
  • Ivy Day in the Committee Room by James Joyce
  • The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck
  • The Door by E. B. White
  • An Upheaval by Anton Chekhov
  • How Beautiful with Shoes by Wilbur Daniel Steele
  • A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf
  • The Catbird Seat by James Thurber
  • The Schartz-Metterklume Method by Saki
  • The Death of a Bachelor by Arthur Schnitzler
  • The Apostate by George Milburn
  • The Phoenix by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • That Evening Sun by William Faulkner
  • The Law by Robert M. Coates
  • The Tale by Joseph Conrad
  • A Girl from Red Lion, P.A. by H. L. Mencken
  • Main Currents of American Thought by Irwin Shaw
  • The Ghosts by Lord Dunsany
  • The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A String of Beads by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Golden Honeymoon by Ring Lardner
  • The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells
  • The Foreigner by Francis Steegmuller
  • Thrawn Janet by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Chaser by John Collier
  • Title Index
  • Author Index

Original title: Fifty Great Short Stories
Alternative titles: 50 Great Short Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Shot, the (1830) [Short Story]
      Author: Alexander Pushkin
     Minister's Black Veil, the (1836) [Short Story]
      Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
     Masque of the Red Death, the (1842) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Courting of Dinah Shadd, the (1890) [Short Story]
      Author: Rudyard Kipling
     After (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Guy de Maupassant
     Other Side of the Hedge, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     Brooksmith (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry James
     Man Who Could Work Miracles, the (1898) [Short Story]
      Author: H. G. Wells
     Putois (1901) [Short Story]
      Author: Anatole France
     Man Higher Up, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Ivy Day in the Committee Room (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: James Joyce
     Tale, the (1917) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Conrad
     A. V. Laider (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Max Beerbohm
     Haunted House, a (1921) [Short Story]
      Author: Virginia Woolf
     Garden-Party, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Katherine Mansfield
     Three-Day Blow, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Ernest Hemingway
     Only the Dead Know Brooklyn (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: Thomas Wolfe
     Chrysanthemums, the (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: John Steinbeck
     Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, the (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: William Saroyan
     Door, the (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: E.B. White
     Chaser, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier
     Phoenix, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
     Jockey, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Carson McCullers
     Standard of Living, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy Parker
     Graven Image (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: John O'Hara
     Saint, the (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: V. S. Pritchett
     Lottery, the (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Shirley Jackson


  • Dedication: "To Tom and Peter"

Edition #1: Fifty Great Short Stories

Fifty Great Short Stories (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Milton Crane
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Fifty Great Short Stories (August 1, 1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553277456
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 1.1 in
Pages: 592

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Fifty Great Short Stories (1967)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 463

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