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Gathers stories from the U.S., England, and Ireland by such noted writers as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Conrad, Joyce, O'Flaherty, Lessing, and Updike
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About the Editor:
Sir Victor Pritchett is a novelist, short-story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle; a highly acclaimed collection of short stories, On the Edge of the Cliff; two books of criticism, The Myth Makers and The Tale Bearers; a biography of Turgenev, The Gentle Barbarian; and the classic travel book, The Spanish Temper.
"A gift from the living master of the English story, V.S. Pritchett."--Newsday
"It is difficult in a collection like this to avoid the familiar without sacrificing quality. Mr. Pritchett walks the tightrope with much success."--The New Yorker
"An ideal book to browse in, to read and reread for pleasure."--San Francisco Chronicle
"In The Oxford Book of Short Stories we will discover something spirited and unique."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"In the forty-one stories here, spanning from the early nineteenth century to the present, Pritchett has charted the ongoing evolution of the story form itself....The Oxford Book of Short Stories not only earns a permanent space on our shelves, but in our hearts as well."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Rilke once wrote that the message of a work of art is 'You must change your life.' The stories in The Oxford Book of Short Stories say that, do that."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] treasure trove of an anthology....nearly every story ranks among the best."--Times Educational Supplement (London)
"This admirable volume of over forty short stories extends from specimens by Sir Walter Scott to John Updike. It is a highly competent work edited by a master of the craft himself."--The American Spectator
"Pritchett, one of our best critics, has assembled an excellent collection."--Library Journal
"A superb collection of short fiction in English."--Sewanee Review
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