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The Oxford Book of Short Stories

(1981)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
V. S. Pritchett, one our greatest short-story writers, has chosen forty-one stories written in the English language for this volume, producing a collection that successfully displays the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years.

Great Britain, America, and especially Eire have fine traditions of short-story writing that have developed from the time of Sir Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne, while in the last century the art was perfected by Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, John Updike, and V. S. Pritchett himself. The Irish contribution includes such masters as James Joyce, Frank O'Connor, and Liam O'Flaherty, and stories by Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, and Australian writers show the full range of invention and ability in a genre that continues to flourish.



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June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oxford Book Of Short Stories (Oxford Books Of Prose Verse)
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ISBN: 0-19-958313-7 / 978-0-19-958313-3 (UK edition)
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August 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose)
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ISBN: 0-19-280191-0 / 978-0-19-280191-3 (UK edition)
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May 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oxford Book of Short Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-19-214116-3 / 978-0-19-214116-3 (UK edition)
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March 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Oxford paperbacks)
Author(s): V S ed Pritchett
ISBN: 0-19-282113-X / 978-0-19-282113-3 (UK edition)
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