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hardcover, 1233 pages
Published 1940 by New York, The Literary Guild of America, Random House
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Thom Dunn
cpr 1940 by Random House, Bennett Cerf, ed. Some fifty stories from Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale on up to Evelyn Waugh's "Bella Fleece Gave a Party".

Malory, "The Marvellous Adventure of the Sword"
Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"
Hardy, "The Three Strangers"
Stevenson, "A Lodging for the Night"
Conrad, "Youth"
Jacobs,"The Monkey's Paw"
Kipling, "The Man Who Would Be King"
Beerbohm, "The Happy Hypocrite"
Forster, "The Celestial Omnibus"
Joyce, "The Dead"
Mansfield, "The Life of Ma Parker"
Huxley, "The Gioconda Smi
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Jan 10, 2016 Rena Sherwood rated it liked it
Shelves: anthologies
Unlike most anthologies I've read, the best stories are near the end instead of shoved into the beginning. Many selections will be tediously familiar to any English major (and did we really need the entire Christmas Carol?) and other selections are just duds (such as "Story of a Piebald Horse" by W. H. Hudson.) Some stories were well known in the editor's time but deservedly forgotten today, such as "The House and the Brain" by E. Bulwer-Lytton. There are some gems but you have to dig through ...more
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Mar 16, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
I grew up with this book on my family's shelf, and it was the foundation for a lifetime of reading and even my studies in literature. I have such sweet memories of reading Joyce (The Dead) for the first time when I was very young, and Galsworthy's The Apple Tree--these stories of tragic love for a young girl... Among others....
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