23 Great Stories (Paperback)
Signet, 9780451532336, 400pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
“To Build a Fire” by Jack London
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
“The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
“The South” by Jorge Luis Borges
“Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor
“The Blind Dog” by R. K. Narayan
and Fifteen Other Classic Tales in One Volume
Masterpieces by 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 suspense, mystery, allegory, and human drama. Given sharpened focus through insightful editorial commentary, each of these tales is distinctive in style and vision—and each is uniquely memorable.
About the Author
Aaron Thier received his BA from Yale and his MFA from the University of Florida. His essays and reviews appear frequently in The Nation and The New Republic, and he is a contributor to the popular narrative iPhone app called “The Silent History.”