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Fifty Great Short Stories
One of the best anthologies of short stories published, I think! Long a college and high school textbook for just such a story, this collection first published in 1952 continues to be a landmark of great stories. Most of these are American writers and Crane isn't saying they're the “greatest” 50, but great they are. From the opening “The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield, and on to Hemingway's “The Three Day Blow” to Faulkner's...