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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"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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Loved, loved, loved this collection! Each story was a joy to read and has given me so much more material that I want to read. A perfect book if you're looking for your next favourite book or author.
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.
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.
A good collection of shorts. I tend to prefer shorter stories, and I really enjoyed reading shorts from some authors I might not otherwise have discovered.
Jake Cooper
20 of the 30 stories are from the same 30-year period (1886-1916), and 23 are American or English writers. Too little breadth, too few winners.
Coleman Concannon
Great themeless collection of famous classics. As with all short stories, it often hooks you right as it ends.
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