Fifty Great American Short Stories

By Milton Crane (Editor)
Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553272949, 502pp.

Publication Date: August 1984

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Description

A brilliant, far-reaching collection of stories from Washington Irving to John Updike.

The Classic Stories
Edgar Allan Poe’s Ms. Found in a Bottle, Bret Harte’s The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Sherwood Anderson’s Death in the Woods, Stephen Vincent Benét’s By the Waters of Babylon

The Great Writers
Melville, James, Dreiser, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, McCullers

The Little-Known Masterpieces
Edith Wharton’s The Dilettante, Finley Peter Dunne’s Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Fireman, Charles M. Flandrau’s A Dead Issue, James Reid Parker’s The Archimandrite's Niece




About the Author
Milton Crane is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at George Washington University and the University of Chicago. His is the author several books and articles on English literature, as well as the editor of the Bantam anthology, "50 Great American Short Stories,"
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