Classic English Short Stories 1930-1955

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorDerek Hudson

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The years 1930 to 1955 marked a high point in the fortunes of the English short story. Reflecting some of the best writing of the period, this volume includes stories by such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, C. S. Forester, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Green. Cleverly depicted characters, andevocative moods and atmospheres pervade these tales. Comic tragic, and even fantastical, overall these nineteen English stories offer a highly humorous perspective on life.

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The years 1930 to 1955 marked a high point in the fortunes of the English short story. Reflecting some of the best writing of the period, this volume includes stories by such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, C. S. Forester, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Green. Cleverly depicted characters, andevocative moods and atmospheres pervade the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192811215

ISBN - 13:9780192811219

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Editor's NoteAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. W. Somerset Maugham: The Kite2. Virginia Woolf: The Duchess and the Jeweller3. Frances Towers: The Little Willow4. C. S. Forester: The Hostage5. Eric Linklater: Sealskin Trousers6. V. S. Pritchett: The Voice7. William Plomer: Ever Such a Nice Boy8. Evelyn Waugh: On Guard9. Graham Greene: The Basement Room10. H. E. Bates: The Woman Who Had Imagination11. John Moore: Local Boy Makes Good12. Christopher Sykes: The Sacred and the Profane13. William Sansom: The Vertical Ladder14. Fred Urquhart: Man About the House15. A. L. Barker: Mr. Minnenick16. Nigel Kneale: The Putting Away of Uncle Quaggin17. Elizabeth Bowen: Maria18. Clemence Dane: The Dearly Beloved of Benjamin Cobb19. Rosamond Lehmann: A Dream of Winter

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`All the old favourites are here ... A reassuring bedtime read.'The Guardian