A fresh contemporary design for A. S. Byatt´s celebrated anthology of English short stories The Oxford Book of English Short Stories.The 37 stories featured here are selected from the 19th and 20th centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan.
The Golden Age of the English short story lies from its first wide acceptance in the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth, a period when there were a great many outlets in Britain for shorter fictions. This title celebrates this period through some of the most widely known writers of the time.
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories:
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories: Christopher Dolley
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories: Christopher Dolley
Open Book Case (Charity Book): Best Literary Short Stories: English Creative Writing Group Frankfurt
Beautiful Short Stories in English and Korean - Bilingual / Dual Language Picture Book for Beginners: Mi-hyeon Choi
The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed ´´the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned.´´ Shakespeare instructed by delighting. His plays alone (leaving mere science out of the question), contain more actual wisdom than the whole body of English learning. He is the teacher of all good-- pity, generosity, true courage, love. His bright wit is cut out ´´into little stars.´´ His solid masses of knowledge are meted out in morsels and proverbs, and thus distributed, there is scarcely a corner of the English-speaking world today which he does not illuminate, or a cottage which he does not enrich. His bounty is like the sea, which, though often unacknowledged, is everywhere felt. As his friend, Ben Jonson, wrote of him, ´´He was not of an age but for all time.´´ He ever kept the highroad of human life whereon all travel. He did not pick out by-paths of feeling and sentiment. In his creations we have no moral highwaymen, sentimental thieves, interesting villains, and amiable, elegant adventuresses--no delicate entanglements of situation, in which the grossest images are presented to the mind disguised under the superficial attraction of style and sentiment. He flattered no bad passion, disguised no vice in the garb of virtue, trifled with no just and generous principle. While causing us to laugh at folly, and shudder at crime, he still preserves our love for our fellow-beings, and our reverence for ourselves.