Since its first printing in 1954, this outstanding anthology has been the book of choice by teachers, students, and lovers of short fiction. Surveying stories by British and American writers in the first half of the twentieth century, editors Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine selected stories that broke new ground and challenged the imagination with their style, subject matter, or tone: the unforgettable, enduring works that shaped the literature of our time.
A truly exceptional collection of great stories, including:
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane
The Horse Dealer’s Daughter by D. H. Lawrence
Barn Burning by William Faulkner
The Sojourner by Carson McCullers
The Open Window by Saki
Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter
The Boarding House by James Joyce
Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway
The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James
Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty
. . . and twenty-five more of the century’s best stories!