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Since the series' inception in 1915, the annual volumes of The Best American Short Stories have launched literary careers, showcased the most compelling stories of each year, and confirmed for all time the significance of the short story in our national…

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O. Henry is the pen name of William Sidney Porter, who was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Porter was a licensed pharmacist and worked on a sheep ranch in Texas. He was a draftsman for the General Land Office and a teller for the First…

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This one-volume edition contains the complete collection of Coward's twenty short stories, spanning fifty years of his working life. Written with Coward's inimitable poise and wit, the stories variously describe back-stage intrigues, Hollywood champagne…

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The Northwestern story emerged full-blown from the pen of Jack London, and his “The League of the Old Men” is a fitting introduction to these rigorous action tales, in which the inhospitable climate strips away civilized veneer and individuals must…

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The New Woman-an independent, nontraditional, usually career-minded woman for whom marriage and family were secondary-became a popular heroine in women's magazine fiction from the time of World War I through the 1920s. During this period, American culture…

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An Anchor Paperback Original An intelligent, sophisticated cross-section of Irish short fiction, ideal for casual readers and classrooms alike, that showcases where Irish writers are now, as well as where they are headed. The contemporary Irish short story,…

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Shaking Eve’s Tree is an anthology of short stories by contemporary Jewish women writers, many on mother-daughter relationships. The seventeen stories echo a major concern in the larger sphere of Jewish women’s fiction: they deal with healing and new…

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Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary traditionpresents stories selected from a wide range of publications, large and small, representative of the very best of contemporary fiction.

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Consistently demonstrating the very best in contemporary short fiction, this collection has always included a wide range of writers-- from new authors to perennial favorites. Every year Abrahams discovers new talents, proof of the continuin strength and variety…

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From a land fraught with political and religious conflict comes this testimony to the survival of the spirit. Engaged politically, but also concerned with issues that confront women throughout the world, the writers in this collection embody in their work the…

Yertle the Turtle

by Seuss

|April 12, 1958

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Three modern fables in humorous pictures and verse.

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When Muslim invaders conquered the Indian subcontinent in the stormy 10th century they found themselves faced with the problem of communicating with their millions of new Indian subjects. The solution, the creation of the Urdu language, was so successful it was…