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The Harbrace Anthology of Short Fiction, 5th Edition

By Jon Stott, Raymond E. Jones
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Soft Cover
400 pages
ISBN-10: 0176502769
ISBN-13: 9780176502768
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 5th

The Harbrace Anthology of Short Fiction, Fifth Edition, continues its tradition of presenting a varied and diverse selection of short stories by male and female writers from around the world. This anthology provides material for an understanding of short fiction’s historical development, the variety of approaches to issues in short fiction, and the variety of cultural and gender issues this genre can explore. There are a number of thematic links between individual stories that enable instructors to customize to their course needs. This anthology is succinct, clearly presents information about the genre of short story, about authors and about relevant facts in the stories.


  • *NEW* Short stories are organized chronologically according to the birth dates of authors - this allows for a broad range of responses to each work, unencumbered by artificial or technical groupings.
  • Date ordering emphasizes the historical continuity of literature by highlighting technical and thematic similarities found within different periods.
  • Approaching the material chronologically allows readers to discover the influence earlier works had on later ones.
  • Short stories are prefaced by a headnote establishing the biographical and literary context.
  • Includes a selection of female, minority, and Canadian authors providing an understanding of the range of attitudes and cultural experiences that short fiction expresses
  • The "Writing About Literature in College and University" section is an indispensable student guide to academic writing that covers a variety of topics from basic essay composition and outline preparation to overcoming writer's block. It also offers specific instruction on writing techniques such as free writing and tree diagramming.
  • The "Glossary of Literary Terms" provides readers with an awareness of essential concepts and a standard vocabulary for use in describing literature.
  • 8 new selections!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, ?Young Goodman Brown?
  • Edgar Allan Poe, ?The Fall of the House of Usher?
  • Herman Melville, ?Bartleby, the Scrivener?
  • Louisa May Alcott, ?A Whisper in the Dark?
  • Kate Chopin, ?The Story of an Hour?
  • Joseph Conrad, ?An Outpost of Progress?
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ?The Yellow Wallpaper?
  • James Joyce, ?Araby?
  • Katherine Mansfield, ?Bliss?
  • Katherine Anne Porter, ?Rope?
  • William Faulkner, ?A Rose for Emily?
  • Ernest Hemingway, ?A Clean, Well-Lighted Place?
  • Eudora Welty, ?Why I Live at the P.O.?
  • Margaret Laurence, ?The Loons?
  • Timothy Findley, ?War?
  • Alice Munro, ?Wild Swans?
  • Austin C. Clarke, ?The Motor Car?
  • Carol Shields, ?Hazel?
  • Alistair MacLeod, ?The Boat?
  • Margaret Atwood, ?The Resplendent Quetzal?
  • Maria Campbell, ?Joseph?s Justice?
  • Thomas King, ?Borders?
  • Alice Walker, ?Everyday Use?
  • Stuart McLean, ?On the Roof?
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe, ?Cages?
  • Amy Tan, ?Two Kinds?
  • Rohinton Mistry, ?Squatter?
  • Shani Mootoo, ?Out on Main Street?
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, ?When Mr. Pirzada Came to dine?
  • Yasuko Thanh, ?Floating Like the Dead?
  • Craig Boyko, ?OZY?
  • Deborah Willis, ?Vanishing?
  • Glossary of Terms ? Short Fiction
  • Credits
  • Index of Authors and Titles

Author Information

Jon Stott

Raymond E. Jones