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This is the best collection of the best stories ever written in America. It covers 200 years of fiction including undeniable classics. Everyone, no matter his or her taste, will find these stories to be among the best they have ever read. Finally, the reader may discover within this volume the doorway to a writer, new to him or her, whose work becomes a lifelong passion.


The Evolution Of The Short-Story

The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal. By Daniel Defoe

The Mysterious Bride. By James Hogg

The Devil And Tom Walker. By Washington Irving

Dr. Heidegger?s Experiment. By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Purloined Letter. By Edgar Allan Poe

Rab And His Friends. By Dr. John Brown

The Boots At The Holly-Tree Inn. By Charles Dickens

A Story Of Seven Devils. By Frank R. Stockton

A Dog?s Tale. By Mark Twain

The Outcasts Of Poker Flat. By Bret Harte

The Three Strangers. By Thomas Hardy

Julia Bride. By Henry James

A Lodging For The Night. By Robert Louis Stevenson

This book shows us that the art of the short story is very much alive. Old and New writers of great talent abound and, for the short story lover, they are as close as your fingertips. Whether you love that piece of paper in your hands or you love your Kindles, podcasts, and web anthologies, these are beautiful short stories to be read everywhere.

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