Fifty Great American Short Stories (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Milton Crane

Bantam Books, 9780553272949, 502pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1984



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 Benet'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 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.