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Fifty Great American Short Stories

Milton Crane

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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

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

Bantam Classics, 9780553272949, 672pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1984

About the Author

Milton Crane was professor emeritus of English at George Washington University and of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He was the author of several books and articles on English literature, as well as the editor of the Bantam anthology, 50 Great American Short Stories. He passed away in 1985.