Summary: Economical in both size and price. For instructors who prefer not to burden their students with a huge, costly book that has many more stories than are likely to be read, this well-chosen collection of short stories is considerably smaller and less expensive than even "compact" editions of other introductory fiction anthologies.
40 significant, classroom-proven stories. The second edition offers an enticing selection of stories that includes trad ...show moreitional classics by such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, and Flannery O'Connor, as well as recent favorites by important contemporary writers such as Tim O'Brien, Sandra Cisneros, and Jamaica Kincaid.
Unobtrusive but effective editorial features. The chronological arrangement of stories provides an historical framework for understanding the development of the form. At the back of the book, biographical notes give students background on the authors' lives, and a glossary defines literary terms often used in the studying of short fiction. ...show less