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The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction

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Containing 20 classic short stories by renowned authors, ‘The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction’ has been designed to offer students and instructors both inspiration and guidance when thinking critically about literary texts and their construction.


Containing 20 classic short stories by a variety of renowned authors, including Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce and Edith Wharton, The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction has been designed to offer students and instructors both inspiration and guidance when thinking and writing about literary texts and their construction. Each story is followed by a critical ‘Thinking About the Story’ section, and is accompanied by a set of incisive discussion questions formulated to stimulate insightful literary thought. Similarly, the guide’s creative activities have been devised to engage critical and imaginative thinking, as well as to offer the reader an understanding of authorship and the creative process. Additional features include biographical notes, editorial introductions, and a concise glossary of literary terms.


Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Nathaniel Hawthorne: “Young Goodman Brown”; Edgar Allan Poe: “The Man of the Crowd”; Leo Tolstoy: “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”; Mark Twain: “The Californian’s Tale”; Ambrose Bierce: “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”; Sarah Orne Jewett: “A White Heron”; Kate Chopin: “The Story of an Hour”; Arthur Conan Doyle: “A Scandal in Bohemia”; Anton Chekhov: “The Lady with the Dog”; Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “The Yellow Wallpaper”; Edith Wharton: “The Choice”; O. Henry: “The Ransom of Red Chief”; Rudyard Kipling: “Mowgli’s Brothers”; H.G. Wells: “The Moth” 1866; Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat”; Willa Cather: “A Wagner Matinee”; James Joyce: “Araby”; H.P. Lovecraft: “The Outsider”; F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Winter Dreams”; Robert. E. Howard: “Circus Fists”; Copyrights; Glossary of Literary Terms

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The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction
The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction
Edited by Christopher Linforth
Anthem Press An imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company www.anthempress.com
This edition rst published in UK and USA 2011 by ANTHEM PRESS 75-76 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA, UK or PO Box 9779, London SW19 7ZG, UK and 244 Madison Ave. #116, New York, NY 10016, USA
© 2011 Christopher Linforth editorial matter and selection
The moral right of the authors has been asserted.
All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The Anthem guide to short ction / [edited by] Christopher Linforth. p. cm.  (Anthem learning) Includes bibliographical references. ISBN-13: 978-0-85728-769-4 (pbk.) ISBN-10: 0-85728-769-9 (pbk.) 1. Short stories, American. 2. American ction19th century. 3. American ction20 century. 4. Short stories, English. 5. English ction19th century. 6. English ction20 century. 7. Short story. I. Linforth, Christopher. PS648.S5A6125 2011 813'.0108dc22 2011012832
ISBN-13: 978 0 85728 769 4 (Pbk) ISBN-10: 0 85728 769 9 (Pbk)
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Acknowledgments
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Introduction The Art of Short Fiction Reading Stories Writing Stories How to Use This Book
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Nathaniel Hawthorne “Young Goodman Brown” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Edgar Allan Poe “The Man of the Crowd” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Leo Tolstoy “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Mark Twain “The Californian’s Tale” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Ambrose Bierce “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
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Sarah Orne Jewett “A White Heron” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Kate Chopin “The Story of an Hour” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Arthur Conan Doyle “A Scandal in Bohemia” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Anton Chekhov “The Lady with the Dog” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Charlotte Perkins Gilman “The Yellow Wallpaper” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Edith Wharton “The Choice” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
O. Henry “The Ransom of Red Chief” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Rudyard Kipling “Mowgli’s Brothers” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
H. G. Wells “A Moth — Genus Novo” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Stephen Crane “The Open Boat” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Willa Cather “A Wagner Matinee” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
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James Joyce “Araby” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
H. P. Lovecraft “The Outsider” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
F. Scott Fitzgerald “Winter Dreams” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Robert. E. Howard “Circus Fists” Thinking About the Story, Discussion Questions, and Activities
Copyrights
Glossary of Literary Terms
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The Anthem Guide to Short Fictionwould not be possible without the help and guidance of Tej P. S. Sood and his staff at Anthem Press, especially Janka Romero. In preparing this edition, I am grateful to my readers, Molly Emmett, Colin Clancy, Marilyn Brock, Jennifer Poon, Anna Rose Welch, Kirsten Dean, Maria DAlessandro, and Leah Wisroth, for all the feedback and suggestions they have given me during the books development. In particular, I thank M. K. Foster and Eve Marie Blasinsky for their generous emotional and intellectual support over the last few months. Lastly, I would like to dedicate this book to the memory of Emily Landis, a dear friend and poet, who sadly passed away.
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Christopher Linforth Blacksburg, Virginia