40 Short Stories

by Beverly Lawn

Book review

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I don't really remember where I got this book (most likely at school somewhere or a yard sale), but I've had it a few years. Since then the stories hae become good friends. I read some stories over and over, but I will admit there are a few I have yet to take on. It's like the long and lovely process of getting to know someone.

Out of the stories, I would highly recommend "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, "Bartelby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville, and "Happy Endings" by Margaret Atwood. This is a diverse selection made up of some of my all-time favorites. Also, they are quite useful reads, since many high school and college courses will at least mention them at some point, if not for sheer literary merit and style, for the ways they can be utilized in a classroom setting.

I am unsure if the collection is widely available, although it has several editions, but if you find it is not within your reach, I would suggest getting the table of contents, because I believe there is a little something for everyone.

PublisherBedford/St. Martin's
GanreShort Stories
Release date 05.07.2004
Pages count546
File size2.5 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating4.66 (188 votes)