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Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers
by Paul Negri , Sherwood Anderson, Thomas Hardy, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jerome K. Jerome, Sarah Orne Jewett, Franz Kafka , more…Rudyard Kipling, Nella Larsen, D.H. Lawrence, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, O. Henry, Luigi Pirandello, Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Willa Cather, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Perkins Gilman …less
"To buy books would be a good thing," observed Arthur Schopenhauer, "if we also could buy the time to read them." All devoted readers long for more time to spend with their books, and the next best thing to buying time is making the most of the available moments. Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers offers that opportunity. An outstanding collection of 3 ...more
Paperback, Dover Thrift Edition, 193 pages
Published August 10th 2005 by Dover Publications
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I picked up this collection while looking for a book that could be read in snatches on a small screen, and I was utterly charmed. A good mix of classic authors whose names are synonymous with the genre, authors that are classic but not known for short stories, and authors that I hadn't heard of but am now glad I did. Am now planning to pick up more Dover Thrift short story collections.
I really enjoyed several of these stories including a few of my favorites that I have read in other collections are "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes by H. G. Wells, and the "Sphinx Without a Secret" by Oscar Wilde. Some new ones I liked are "An Occurance at Owl Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Harte, "Wee Willie Winkie" by Rudyard Kipling, "Sanctuary" by Nella Larson and " ...more
It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It's one of those books that just weren't meant for me is all. Classic short stories in this book I found to be a bit boring but other's may really like it if they are into classical reading. I gave it a 3 star rating because it wasn't horrible it's just not for me and some of the stories were interesting.