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V.S. Prictchett, one of our greatest living short-story writers, has chosen some forty stories written in the English language to produce 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 Sc ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published May 28th 1981 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1981)
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Beyond the confines of school rooms where once the young fidgeted in their seats waiting for the bell that saves them from the horrors of recitation, the memory is revisited and the experience of stories of the yore are savoured fountain of youth...
This is a nice short story collection that presents different writers and writing styles to you. It is a nice book to read if you want to be a writer and are trying to figure out your own style of writing :).
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Victor Sawdon Pritchett was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the first of four children of Walter Sawdon Pritchett and Beatrice Helena (née Martin). His father, a London businessman in financial difficulties, had come to Ipswich to start a shop selling newspapers and stationery. The business was struggling and the couple were lodging over a toyshop at 41 St Nicholas Street where Pritchett was born on 16 ...more
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