THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY.

Welty, Eudora.

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First trade edition ("B" on copyright page) SIGNED BY EUDORA WELTY. xvi, 622 pages. Hardcover; H 24cm x L 16cm. Dust jacket mildly browned upon rear panel, several slight nicks at edges, short 1.2cm closed tear at top edge of front panel; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Maroon cloth spine with light tan boards, bright gilt stamped spine lettering and decoration, mild soiling to boards, impression from a now removed small circular sticker at bottom of spine. A very good+ copy in a very good+ dust jacket with Eudora Welty's signature on the half-title page. This Harcourt "B" printing is regarded as the first trade edition for it was the first printing of the book published for sale to the general public. For points regarding the publishing minutiae of COLLECTED STORIES please refer to #A27 in Noel Polk's EUDORA WELTY; A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HER WORK. Description copyright David Hallinan, Bookseller. ISBN 0151189943. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.

From the Back Cover: One of the truly great works of twentieth-century American literature, Eudora Welty's Collected Stories confirms her place as a contemporary master of short fiction. Welty wrote novels, novellas, and reviews over the course of her long career, but the heart and soul of her literary vision lay with the short story. The forty-one pieces reproduced here, written over a period of three decades, include "A Petrified Man," "Why I Live at the P.O.,""The Wide Net," and "The Bride of Innisfallen." "I have been told," Welty writes in the introduction, "both in approval and in accusation, that I seem to love all my characters." The characters that spring to life in this masterwork reveal the depth and breadth of her love.
"Miss Welty's short stories are deceptively simple. They are concerned with ordinary people, but what happens to them and the manner of the telling are far from ordinary . . . A fine writer and a distinguished book. "--The New Yorker
"Eudora Welty is one of our purest, finest, gentlest voices and this collection is something to be treasured."--Anne Tyler
"The ironic tenderness of Chekhov, the almost feral edge of Maupassant, the ominousness of Poe and Bierce, the lacy strength of Henry Green. She is probably the finest Mozartian stylist writing in then English language."--Mary Lee Settle
"Stories as good in themselves and as influential on the aspirations of others as any since Hemingway's . . . The breadth of Welty's offering is finally most visible not in the variety of types-farce, satire, horror, lyric, pastoral, mystery-but in the clarity and solidity and absolute honesty of a lifetime's vision."--Reynolds Price


Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She worked as a photographer during the Depression and published her first book, a collection of short stories, in 1941. In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was the winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. By the time of her death in 2001, Welty had established herself as one of the most important and beloved American writers of the twentieth century.

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Title: THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY.
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.

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