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Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Stories in English

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The University of Cambridge Anthologies of Poetry and Stories. Stories of Ourselves is a set text for the Cambridge Literature in English courses at IGCSE, O Level, AS and A Level. The anthology contains stories by writers from many different countries and cultures.
Paperback, 450 pages
Published January 16th 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 12th 2008)
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Roderick
Mar 04, 2014 Roderick rated it it was ok
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Senior year AICE/AP English Lit. That is the name of the course that landed this book in front of me.

They sent this book to my English teacher with a letter basically saying that we [the students] needed to know all these stories and be able to answer questions or write essays about them by out national testing date. That was it. No lesson plan. Nothing. Pardon my whining, but 'senioritis' is at an all-time high and I just could not be more anxious for graduation.

Anyway, these stories cover a
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Eleonara
The ratings for this are considerably lower than that of it's counterpart, Songs of Ourselves, but I feel just the opposite about them. Overall, it was a pretty sad set of stories, there's no doubt about that, and a few of them I did not enjoy, such as "The Contest" and "Real Time"; however, while the poem anthology was repetitive and dull, these stories had some diversity and covered interesting topics. My favorites included "Sredni Vashtar" (the one I had to do a report on)- a story about a ...more
Lissy Clement
Jun 26, 2014 Lissy Clement rated it it was ok
It's required reading for the A-Levels. I am teaching it to my students. I must say some of the stories are incredibly depressing. Writing an essay on these stories is demanding because you have to remember mini plots for some 10 + stories. I'd rather red a novel. Luckily in 2016 the choice is to substitute them with House of Mirth by Edith Wharton which I will definitely do. Not the most uplifting story, but very interesting and well-written.
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Jan 05, 2015 Brunylol:) rated it really liked it
For my Cambridge Exam, I am required to read 12 short stories from this book and out of those 12 stories, three of them have become my all-time favorites. Sredni Vashtar and Report on a Threatened City were eloquently written and deserve much appraisal. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading for leisure as a hobby and can appreciate writers who capture the archetype of the human mind in such a sophisticated and exceptional manner.
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