Complete Stories

Paperback | December 31, 2002

byDorothy ParkerEditorColleen BresseIntroduction byRegina Barreca

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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives.For more than seventy year...

Dorothy Parker was born in West End, New Jersey, in 1893 and grew up in New York, attending a Catholic convent school and Miss Dana's School in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1916 she sold some of her poetry to the editor of Vogue, and was subsequently given an editorial position on the magazine, writing captions for fashion photographs a...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:December 31, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142437212

ISBN - 13:9780142437216

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Table of Contents

Complete StoriesIntroduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chronology
A Note on the Text

Stories
Such a Pretty Little Picture
Too Bad
Mr. Durant
A Certain Lady
The Wonderful Old Gentleman
Dialogue at Three in the Morning
The Last Tea
Oh! He's Charming!
Travelogue
Little Curtis
The Sexes
Arrangement in Black and White
A Telephone Call
A Terrible Day Tomorrow
Just a Little One
The Mantle of Whistler
The Garter
New York to Detroit
Big Blonde
You Were Perfectly Fine
The Cradle of Civilization
But the One on the Right
Here We Are
Lady with a Lamp
Dusk Before Fireworks
A Young Woman in Green Lace
Horsie
Advice to the Little Peyton Girl
From the Diary of a New York Lady
Sentiment
Mrs. Carrington and Mrs. Crane
The Little Hours
The Waltz
The Road Home
Glory in the Daytime
Cousin Larry
Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street
Clothe the Naked
Soldiers of the Republic
The Custard Heart
Song of the Shirt, 1941
The Standard of Living
The Lovely Leave
The Game
I Live on Your Visits
Lolita
The Banquet of Crow
The Bolt Behind the Blue

Sketches
Our Tuesday Club
As the Spirit Moves
A Dinner Party Anthology
A Summer Hotel Anthology
An Apartment House Anthology
Men I'm Not Married To
Welcome Home
Our Own Crowd
Professional Youth