Featuring 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.
By Gustavo A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L. "Gus A. M... - February 26, 2010
This volume is great. It includes some 20 short stories from a variety of masters. Hemingway, Poe, and Henry James are but a handful represented. Luckily the modest price means we can all enjoy to own this volume.
Most of us were introduced to many of these fine authors in high school or college. Unfortunately we did not read them very carefully, we were too harried, more interested in a grade than in securing an education.
So fine, water over the dam. Now, we can read them for pleasure, enjoy the elegant prose, learn from the insight provided into the human condition, etc. Classics should be read several times in our lifetime. The good ones always provide us with pleasant, revealing and useful surprises.
Short and to the point this collection is a joy to read. The important thing is that they should be read (or reread) and then we should take time to think about what the author has revealed. What was the author telling us? How does it relate to... read more
Nice collection of short stories
By Nettie Scott - June 23, 2011
I read a lot of short stories. Many today I find full of sadness and somber mood. It is a pleasure to read some stories that have stood the test of time. Great book for the train or vacation. Very satisfying read.
Great American Short Stories
By sarah - November 24, 2012
This book is full of some of the classic and most well known short stories of America written by well-known literary artists. They are easy reads but are very entertaining. I would recommend this book to those interested in the classics