Publisher description for Classic American short stories : 17 stories from Hawthorne to Fitzgerald / edited by Clarence C. Strowbridge.


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Seventeen short masterpieces, chosen for their timeless relevance and enduring popularity, include Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Herman Melville's "Bartleby," "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte, as well as works by O. Henry, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Henry James, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Kate Chopin.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Social life and customs Fiction, Short stories, American, Large type books