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The Treasury Of American Short Stories

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This collection, which contains one selection from each of sixty-three American authors, is distinguished by its breadth and diversity, its nonscholarly emphasis, and the consistently high quality of the works included.
Hardcover, 748 pages
Published 1981 by Doubleday Books
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Jan 12, 2017 melissa rated it liked it
Read the following stories:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving (p. 1)
Rappaccini's daughter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (p. 25)
The Lottery - Shirley Jackson (p. 458)
Apr 06, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
This has been an on-going read for a very long time. Thanks to a recent 4-hr stint at the DMV, I'm finally finished. To be honest, the three star rating is an average of stories that were okay at best and stories I really liked. It served its purpose: something to read while in between larger works or reading an author I hadn't read before.

What was interesting though, was there were three different tables of contents. (I do like lists.)
(1)The first was in order of publication, and where it firs
Cath Van
Oct 27, 2012 Cath Van rated it liked it
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Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the first short story in this book. It tells about Ichabod Crane and his unfortunate meeting with The Headless Hessian Horseman and was my first encounter with ghost stories. Needless to say that after this one some more will follow.
Somehow reading Edgar Allen Poe never did appeal. Would 'Ligeia' not have been in this volume I think it might have been a very long time still. As a ghost story it is more creepy than The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, b
John Everett
Aug 17, 2014 John Everett rated it it was ok
Rather disappointing overview. Initially I was intrigued by the less obvious selections by famous authors, but these tend to be sub-par. Many of the more obscure authors appear to be justly so. A few gems amidst a surfeit of pointless mediocrity.
Lily K
Sep 15, 2015 Lily K rated it it was ok
Many of the stories in this book are uninteresting and way too long. If you search long enough you will find some good interesting stories. These stories are more adult than for kids though. None of the stories really connect to me and that's kind of why I didn't enjoy it.
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Mar 19, 2013 Denise DeRocher rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A Great Collection - and a fair one!
Dec 21, 2008 Damon rated it liked it
About 40% of the stories were really good, another 30% were good.
Oct 02, 2007 Pearl rated it liked it
american short stories.. ehh
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