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Essential Stories

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"In his daily walks through London," notes Jeremy Treglown in his Introduction to this collection, "Pritchett watched and listened to people as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, not the exception." This finely attuned sense, coupled with an understanding that nothing in life is mundane, is what makes these stories so immensely enjoyable. Drawing on a vast treasure chest of writings, Treglown has selected sixteen of Pritchett's Stories.


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"He is one of the great pleasure-givers in our language." - Eudora Welty


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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Essential Stories (Modern Library Classics)
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-8129-7294-5 / 978-0-8129-7294-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Essential Stories (Modern Library Classics)
Author(s): V S Pritchett
Publisher: Modern Library
Availability: Amazon