The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories celebrates the excellences of the English short story.

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories celebrates the excellences of the English short story. The thirty-seven stories featured here are selected from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan. They pack together comedy and tragedy, farce and delicacy, elegance and the grotesque, with language as various as the subject-matter.

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, edited by A. S. Byatt, who has published several collections of short stories, is the first anthology to take the English short story as its theme.

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, edited by A. S. Byatt, who has published several collections of short stories, is the first anthology to take the English short story as its theme. The thirty-seven stories featured here are selected from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan, though many draw ingeniously from the richness of earlier English literary writing. There are allsorts of threads of connection and contrast running through these stories. Their subjects vary from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the momentous to the trivial, from the grim to the farcical. There is English empiricism, English pragmatism, English starkness, English humour, English satire, English dandyism, English horror, and English whimsy. There are examples of social realism, from rural poverty to blitzed London; ghost stories and tales of the supernatural; surreal fantasy and science fiction. There are stories of sensibility, precisely delineated, from Hardy's reluctant bride to the shocked heroine of Elizabeth Taylor's The Blush, from H. E. Bates's brilliant fusion of class, sex, death, and landscape, to D. H. Lawrence's exploration of a consciousness slowly detaching itself from its world. There are exuberant stories by Saki and Waugh, Wodehouse and Firbank, with a particularly English range from high irony to pure orchestrated farce. The very range and scope ofthe collection celebrates the eccentric differences and excellences of English short stories Some of A. S. Byatt's choices clearly take their place in the grand tradition of story-telling, while others are more unusual.Many break all the rules of unity of tone and narrative, appearing to be one kind of story before unexpectedly turning into another. They pack together comedy and tragedy, farce and delicacy, elegance and the grotesque, with language as various as the subject-matter. As A. S. Byatt explains: 'My only criterion was that those stories I selected should be startling and satisfying, and if possible make the hairs on the neck prickle with excitement, aesthetic or narrative.'

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

In choosing stories for this companion volume to The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, Margaret Atwood and Robert 4Weaver have combined their different but complementary experiences of the Canadian short story and their extensive knowledge of ...

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

In choosing stories for this companion volume to The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, Margaret Atwood and Robert 4Weaver have combined their different but complementary experiences of the Canadian short story and their extensive knowledge of the genre. Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's leadingshort-story writers. Besides her famous novels, she has published two collections, Dancing Girls and Bluebeard's Egg, that contain some of the most widely anthologized modern Canadian stories. Robert Weaver has edited ten anthologies, and has encouraged many young writers who are now wellknown.

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

The Canadian short story - widely recognized as a distinctive and unusually strong genre in the creative literature of the country - was celebrated in 1986 with the publication of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English.

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

The Canadian short story - widely recognized as a distinctive and unusually strong genre in the creative literature of the country - was celebrated in 1986 with the publication of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English. Published to great acclaim, the original collection has been a great commercial success. It is here revised and updated to reflect the increasing diversity of the genre, and the growing reputation of a new generation of writers. Of the original inclusions, eight were dropped and thirteen replaced. Eighteen writers (among them Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Timothy Findley, W.P. Kinsella, and Audrey Thomas) are represented by different stories. Writers appearing for the first time include Caroline Adderson, Ann Copeland, Bonnie Burnard, Cynthia Flood, Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, Rohinton Mistry, Diane Schoemperlen, and Linda Svendsen.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories

The stories are accompanied by brief biographical notes and a glossary of Maori words.

The Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories

This anthology presents 50 stories by over 40 of New Zealand's best writers. Nineteenth-century writing, which is largely unknown, is represented by Clara Cheeseman and G B Lancaster, as well as by the more familiar Lady Barker and itinerant Henry Lawson. In the early twentieth century Katherine Mansfield is followed by Greville Texidor as well as Frank Sargeson and Dan Davin. The middle years of the century exhibit a flowering of talent. Janet Frame, Maurice Duggan, and Maurice Geeare all fine practitioners of the genre, while Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace are the strong voices of Maori writing. The past dozen or so years have seen an explosion of new writing, with talents as diverse as Owen Marshall, Keri Hulme, Barbara Anderson, and Peter Wells. The selection provides an introduction to New Zealand short fiction that readers interestd in the new literatures in English will find stimulating and surprising. The stories are accompanied by brief biographical notes and a glossary of Maori words.

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

This varied anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the early folk-tales of the oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth,James Joyce, and Liam O'Flaherty, and on to the rising stars of the modern ...

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

Ireland has long been a nation of story-tellers. What began as a lively form of entertainment has grown into an unrivalled literary genre.Although Ireland may mourn the loss of the seanchai, the old hearthside story-teller, the Irish art of story-telling is by no means lost. This varied anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the early folk-tales of the oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth,James Joyce, and Liam O'Flaherty, and on to the rising stars of the modern generation, such as Bernard Mac Laverty and Desmond Hogan.

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

Now, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, brings together fifty-two stories in a major anthology representing over a century's worth of pan-Caribbean short fiction.

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection extends beyond the realm of English-speaking writers, to include stories published in Spanish, French, and Dutch. It brings together contributions from major figures such as V. S. Naipaul, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and work from the exciting new generation of Caribbean writers represented by Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.

Oxford English Voyage Year 5 Pupil Collection Single

The Y5 pupil collection contains 12 short stories by top children's authors, including Helena Pielichaty, Pie Corbett and Susan Price.

Oxford English Voyage  Year 5  Pupil Collection Single

The Y5 pupil collection contains 12 short stories by top children's authors, including Helena Pielichaty, Pie Corbett and Susan Price. The stories are complete texts for guided reading, making for easy analysis of story structures and excellent writing models. There are 2 stories for each of the NLS fiction text types at KS2, catering for lower and average abilities to help pupils to learn at an appropriate level.

One way Ticket Short Stories With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

They were nice and very friendly. They knew a lot of places. Tom thought they were fun. Tom certainly had a lot to learn about life. This is a collection of short stories about adventures on trains.

One way Ticket Short Stories   With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Tom Walsh had a lot to learn about life. He liked travelling, and he was in no hurry. He liked meeting people, anyone and everyone. He liked the two American girls on the train. They were nice and very friendly. They knew a lot of places. Tom thought they were fun. Tom certainly had a lot to learn about life. This is a collection of short stories about adventures on trains. Strange, wonderful, and frightening things can happen on trains – and all of them happen here.

The Oxford Book of French Canadian Short Stories

Short stories ranging from the nineteenth century to the 1980s portray the social life of the French-speaking regions of Canada

The Oxford Book of French Canadian Short Stories

Short stories ranging from the nineteenth century to the 1980s portray the social life of the French-speaking regions of Canada

The Oxford Book of Travel Stories

This collection of over thirty such tales spans more than a century and includes works by Evelyn Waugh, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Anthony Trollope, Paul Theroux and William Trevor.

The Oxford Book of Travel Stories

Travel--long associated with marvels and adventure, excitement and mystery--has always proved an irresistible literary subject. Now, in The Oxford Book of Travel Stories, Patricia Craig brings together thirty-two fascinating travel stories, each one illustrating in its own way what travel has to do with stimulus, enrichment, and a sense of achievement. Here is some of the best short fiction representing the most exhilarating subjects from writers as diverse as Ring Lardner, Anthony Trollope, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, John Updike, David Malouf, Rebecca West, Rachel Ingalls, Evelyn Waugh, Alice Adams, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. From Jack Kerouac's Big Trip to Europe, of 1960, which encapsulates the late 1950s fecklessness and the soft-drug related styles of indolence abroad to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Show Mr. and Mrs. F to Number ____, a mood-piece about exotic hotel life in the 1920s, to Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find, a high-spirited, productively unsettling jaunt, The Oxford Book of Travel Stories brilliantly encompasses the travel story genre. A superb collection that captures the freedoms and excitements of travel as it celebrates a great literary style, it will delight both readers and travelers for which travel provides a means of escape.

The Unquiet Grave Short Stories Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

And if you call a dead man from his grave, don't expect to sleep peacefully ever again. Read these five ghost stories by daylight, and make sure your door is locked.

The Unquiet Grave   Short Stories Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Peter Hawkins. If you find a locked room in a lonely inn, don't try to open it, even on a bright sunny day. If you find a strange whistle hidden among the stones of an old church, don't blow it. If a mysterious man gives you a piece of paper with strange writing on it, give it back to him at once. And if you call a dead man from his grave, don't expect to sleep peacefully ever again. Read these five ghost stories by daylight, and make sure your door is locked.

The Oxford Book of Urdu Short Stories

Some of the stories included here are available in different anthologies in other translations, but there are also several that have been translated for the first time, specifically for this volume.

The Oxford Book of Urdu Short Stories

Some of the best Urdu short stories, from the earliest to contemporary works, come together in this anthology; all in brand new translations. Some of the stories included here are available in different anthologies in other translations, but there are also several that have been translated for the first time, specifically for this volume. The book demonstrates the range of the genre in Urdu.

Twentieth Century Short Stories

The stories in this impressive collection have been chosen for the challenge they offer the reader and the variety of language used.

Twentieth Century Short Stories

The stories in this impressive collection have been chosen for the challenge they offer the reader and the variety of language used.

The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English

These are writers engaging with many different genres, including historical fiction, domestic drama and more abstractintrospection. No reader will fail to be amused, enthralled, intrigued, or invigorated.

The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English

Over the past one hundred and fifty years, and most especially since the late 1960s, Canadian women have made a remarkable contribution to world literature. Carol Shields won the Pulitzer Prize; Margaret Atwood, Janette Turner Hospital, Anne Michaels, and Carol Shields were short listed forthe Booker Award; Atwood and Michaels were nominated for the Orange. This anthology enocmpasses over a century and a half of writing by Canadian women. The stories collected here represent a cross-section of the best writing by women in the genre and demonstrate a wide range of styles from therealistic to the post-modern and experimental. All the stories are about women: in childhood, adolescence, maturity, old age; in relationships such as daughters, sisters, lovers, mothers; in a variety of social and political contexts. Though all authors are Canadian by birth or choice, nationalityand gender have different meanings for each of them. But all write confidently and eloquently of their experience as women. At the end of the last century, no one could have predicted such wealth in women's writing. Now we have only to celebrate it.This collection of highly readable stories is ideal for the trade market while at the same time Rosemary Sullivan establishes a canon of stories for the university/college market. These are writers engaging with many different genres, including historical fiction, domestic drama and more abstractintrospection. No reader will fail to be amused, enthralled, intrigued, or invigorated.

Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story

The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story

The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Joao Guimaraes Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include Mario de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-Epoque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (Mario de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubiao), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (Nelida Pinon), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.

The Oxford Book of Modern Women s Stories

A wide-ranging collection brings together forty works from such authors as Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Alice Munro, and Amy Tan, and includes fictional stories about racism, cultural identity, ghosts, history, and more. UP.

The Oxford Book of Modern Women s Stories

A wide-ranging collection brings together forty works from such authors as Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Alice Munro, and Amy Tan, and includes fictional stories about racism, cultural identity, ghosts, history, and more. UP.