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The Penguin Book of the British Short Story II

(2015)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
'Eclectic, entertaining ... almost all British, if not human, life is here' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Mind-stretching, heart-breaking, beautifully-crafted fiction' Claire Harman, Evening Standard 'She would tear the house down - shatter the windows, slash the furniture, flood the baths, fire the curtains!' Hilarious, exuberant, surreal, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular and above all unexpected: this extraordinary selection celebrates the British short story from the 1920s to the present day. From Angela Carter to V. S. Pritchett, Elizabeth Taylor to J. G. Ballard, Ali Smith to a host of little-known works from magazines and periodicals, and including tales of air-raids, phone sex, snobbery, modern-day slavery, grief, desire, the familiar and the strange, here is the short story in all its limitless possibilities. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-14-139601-6 / 978-0-14-139601-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-14-139602-4 / 978-0-14-139602-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith
Author(s): Philip Hensher
Publisher: Penguin
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