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These anthologies of short stories were cut in early 2014 from the Literary History Section
of the first page of Spirit of America Bookstore's Authors Pages.

anthologies   •   Bloom's Short Story Writers    •   Best American Short Stories Series    •   O. Henry Prize Short Stories

Mystery Anthologies at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

"An Hour of Short Stories" is a one-hour radio program that was produced by North Texas Radio for the Blind in Dallas. Their website offers
details of 103 radio programs hosted by John Pritchett that are available for syndication or for individual download to
members of The International Association of Audio Information Services [est. 1977].


Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story book by Abby H.P. Werlock  "The Facts On File Companion To The American Short Story" [2000]
by Abby H.P. Werlock

FactsOnFile 9¼x7½ pb [9/2000] out of print/many used
FactsOnFile 9½x7½ hardcover [4/2000] out of print/many used
Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story book by Martin Scofield  "The Cambridge Introduction To The American Short Story" [2006]
by Martin Scofield

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [2006 edition] for $21.49
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $23.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $99.99 {sic}
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Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories anthology edited by Franklin K. Mathiews  "The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" [1921]
Edited With Introduction & Notes by Franklin K. Mathiews

1933 facsimile Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
1933 facsimile Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2012] for $2.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [7/2014] for $6.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2013] for $8.96
D. Appleton & Co. 8½x5½ hardcover [1923] out of print/scarce
read FREE online etext {multiple formats} at Project Gutenberg
Twelve stories for older boys (ages 10 & up): "When Lincoln Licked A Bully" by Irving Bacheller; "The Weight of Obligation" by Rex Beach; "Dey Ain't No Ghosts" by Ellis Parker Butler; "Hydrophobic Skunk" by Irvin S. Cobb; "Christmas Eve In A Lumber Camp" by Ralph Connor; "Wild Horse Hunter" by Zane Grey; "That Spot" by Jack London; "The End of The Trail" by Clarence E. Mulford; "The Story That The Keg Told Me" by Adirondack (W.H.H.) Murray; "The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard; "Silverhorns" by Henry van Dyke; and "The Ole Virginia" by Stewart Edward White
Great Modern Short Stories anthology edited by Bennett Cerf  "Great Modern Short Stories: An Anthology of Twelve Famous Stories and Novelettes - The Complete & Unabridged Texts' [1930] Selected & With Biographical Notes by Bennett Cerf
Vintage mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Modern Library 7x4¾ hardcover [1942] out of print/many used
Modern Library 9x6 hardcover [1942] out of print/used
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad; "The Apple-Tree" by John Galsworthy; "The Prussian Officer" by D.H. Lawrence; "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield; "The Letter" by W. Somerset Maugham; "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" by Ernest Heming-way; "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather; "I'm A Fool" by Sherwood Anderson; "Haircut" by Ring Lardner; "Turn About" by William Faulkner; "The Old Demon" by Pearl S. Buck; and "The Red Pony" by John Steinbeck

Short Stories From The New Yorker 1925-1940 anthology  "Short Stories From The New Yorker, 1925-1940" [68 stories 1940]
Simon & Schuster hardcover [1940] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [1940] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [1940] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [1940] out of print/used
authors include Sherwood Anderson, Erskine Caldwell, John Cheever, Brendan Gill, Christopher Isherwood, Oliver La Farge, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Irwin Shaw, James Thurber, E.B. White, and Thomas Wolfe
A Night With Jupiter anthology edited by Charles Henri Ford  "A Night With Jupiter ★ ★ and Other Fantastic Stories" [1945]
Edited by Charles Henri Ford

Dobson 9x6 hardcover [1947] out of print/used
Vanguard Press hardcover [1945] out of print/used
The 13 authors are Miguel Asturias, Paul Bowles, Lydia Cabrera, Leonora Carrington, Paul Childs, Georgio di Chirico, Henry Miller, Montagu O'Reilly, Clay Perry, Leo Poch, Raymond Roussel, Ramón J. Sender, and Alva N. Turner
Furrow's End Anthology of Great Farm Stories book edited by David B. Greenberg  "Furrow's End: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories" [1946]
Edited by David B. Greenberg, Introduction by Louis Bromfield [1896-1956]

Greenberg Publng hardcover [1946] out of print/used
18 stories by authors Louis Bromfield ("My Ninety Acres"); Henry Exall; Harry G. Huse; Johannes V. Jensen; Roderick Lull; Angus McDonald; Mary King O'Donnell; George Sessions Perry; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ("A Crop of Beans"); O.E. Rolvaag; William Saroyan ("The Pomegranate Trees"); Esther Shephard; Weldon Stone; Jesse Stuart ("Squatter Woman"); Jim Thompson ("Mr. Simpson Makes A Sale"); Leo Tolstoy ("How Much Land Does A Man Need?"); Rudolph Umland; Raymond Weeks ("Arkansas)"; and E.B. White ("A Shepherd's Life")

Short Stories From The New Yorker 1940-1950 anthology  "55 Short Stories From The New Yorker, 1940-1950" [1950]
Simon & Schuster 8x5 pb [1967] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster pb [1965] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6½ hardcover [1950] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9x6½ hardcover [1950] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
authors include S.N. Behrman, Ludwig Bemelmans, Hortense Calisher, John Cheever, Wolcott Gibbs, Brendan Gill, Shirley Jackson ("The Lottery"), Oliver La Farge, A.J. Liebling, Mary McCarthy, Carson McCullers, Vladimir Nabokov ("Colette"), Frank O'Connor, John O'Hara, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, J.D. Salinger ("A Perfect Day For Bananafish"), Irwin Shaw, James Thurber, Jessamyn West, E.B. White, and Wendell Wilcox

Short Story Masterpieces 1954  "Short Story Masterpieces" [35 stories 1954]
Edited by Robert Penn Warren & Albert Erskine

Dell mass pb [3/54] for $7.99
includes tales by American & British authors, including Conrad Aiken, Sherwood Anderson, John Cheever, Stephen Crane, H.L. Davis, William Faulkner ("Barn Burning"); F. Scott Fitzgerald ("Winter Dreams"), Ernest Hemingway ("Soldier's Home"), Henry James, James Joyce, Ring Lardner ("Liberty Hall"), Carson McCuller, Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, {British author} Elizabeth Taylor, James Thurber, and others
This Thing Called Love anthology edited By Marc Slonim and Harvey Breit  "This Thing Called Love" [1955] Edited by Marc Slonim and Harvey Breit
Signet mass pb [1955] out of print/scarce
Signet mass pb [1955] out of print/scarce
"The Best Love Stories By The Most Provocative Writers of Our Time": John Cheever, William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley, Mary McCarthy, Sean O'Faolain, Vasco Pratolini, William Sansom, Jean-Paul Sartre, Irwin Shaw, and James Thurber
The Most Dangerous Game 1957 adventure stories anthology  "The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories" [1957]
Berkeley Highland mass pb [1970] out of print/used
contains works by Willa Cather ("Paul’s Case"); Borden Chase ("High Air"); Richard Connell (title story); Henry James ("The Beast In The Jungle"); Rudyard Kipling ("Rikki-tikki-tavi"); John Kruse ("Alone In Shark Waters"); Jack London ("To Build A Fire"); William Saroyan ("Locomotive 38, The Ojibway 0"); Carl Stephenson ("Leiningen Versus The Ants"); James Thurber ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"); and Mark Twain ("Journalism In Tennessee")
Short Stories From The New Yorker 1950-1960 anthology  "Short Stories From The New Yorker, 1950-1960" [1960]
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6½ hardcover [1960] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6 hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6 hardcover [1960] out of print/used
authors include Saul Bellow, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Nadine Gordimer, Oliver La Farge, Mary McCarthy, Dorothy Parker, Vladimir Nabokov, V.S. Pritchett, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger ("Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters"), Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams

75 Short Masterpieces from World Literature anthology edited by Roger B. Goodman  "75 Short Masterpieces: Stories From The World's Literature" [1961]
Edited by Roger B. Goodman

Bantam mass pb [1985] for $7.19
Bantam mass pb [1985] out of print/used
Bantam mass pb [1961] out of print/used
American & foreign authors include: Sholem Aleichem, Nelson Algren, William E. Barrett, Walter Bernstein, Bidpai, Ambrose Bierce, Björnstjerne Björnson, Boccaccio, Ray Bradbury ("I See You Never"), Ventura Garcia Calderón, Erskine Caldwell, Anton Chekhov, Samuel Clemens ("Luck"), John Collier, Stephen Crane, Alphonse Daudet, Rhys Davies, Walter De La Mare, Guy De Maupassant, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Lord Dunsany, James T. Farrell, C.S. Forester, E.M. Forster, Angel-ica Gibbs, Brendan Gill, Oliver Goldsmith, Herbert Goldstone, Maxim Gorky, Graham Greene, James Hanley, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Haycock, Lafcadio Hearn, Ben Hecht, O. Henry, Aldous Huxley, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, MacKinlay Kantor, Isaac Loeb Perez, Michael McLaverty, Russell
Maloney, Katherine Mansfield, Richard Matheson, Somerset Maugham, André Maurois, Herman Melville ("The Fiddler"), Prosper Mérimée, Liam O'Flaherty, Palacio Valdés, Ricardo Palma, Dorothy Parker ("The Standard of Living"), Edgar Allan Poe ('The Oval Portrait'), Horacio Quiroga, Damon Runyon ("A Dangerous Guy Indeed"), Saki, William Sansom, Wm. Saroyan ("The Shepherd's Daughter'), Francis Steegmuller, Richard Steele, John Steinbeck ("Over The Hill"), August Strindberg, Leo Tolstoy, Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Heinrich von Kleist, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jerome Weidman, E.B. White, Alexander Woollcott, Eugene Ivanovich Zamiatin, Elsa Zantner, Leane Zugsmith, and Arnold Zweig

50 Great American Short Stories anthology edited by Milton Crane  "50 Great American Short Stories" [1965] Edited & with Introduction by Milton Crane
Bantam Classics mass pb [8/84] for $6.99
Bantam Classics mass pb [1965] out of print/used
The fifty authors are: George Ade, James Agee, Conrad Aiken, Sherwood Anderson, Ludwig Bemelmans, Stephen Vincent Benét, Ambrose Bierce, Richard P. Bissell, Kay Boyle, Erskine Caldwell, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, John Collier, Stephen Crane, Clarence Day, Theodore Dreiser, Finley Peter Dunne, Faulkner, Charles M. Flandrau, Seymour Freedgood, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Bret Harte, Hawthorne, Heming-way, O. Henry, Washington Irving, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Oliver La Farge, Ring W. Lardner, Jack London, William Maxwell, Carson McCullers, John McNulty, Melville, Joseph Mitchell, Fitz-James O'Brien, Dorothy Parker, James Reid Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Wm. Saroyan, Irwin Shaw, Wallace Stegner, Steinbeck, James Thurber, Twain, John Updike, Edith Wharton, E.B. White, and William Carlos Williams

Stories to Enjoy anthology by edited by Ned Hoopes  "Stories To Enjoy (Literary Heritage Series)" [1967] Edited by Ned Hoopes
Macmillan 7½x5 pb [1974] out of print/used
Macmillan pb [1970] out of print/used
Macmillan pb [1967] out of print/used
Contains essay 'On Reading Short Stories' and 16 short stories by these authors: Sherwood Anderson ('Stolen Day'), Pearl S. Buck ('The Old Demon'), Arthur P. Davis ('How John Boscoe Outsung The Devil'), Lorenz Graham ('Rescue'), Anna Grant ('Beauty Is Truth'), O. Henry ('After Twenty Years'), W.W. Jacobs ('The Monkey's Paw'), Will F. Jenkins ('Night Drive'), MacKinlay Kantor ('A Man Who Had No Eyes'), William Melvin Kelley ('Brother Carlyle'), Damon Runyon ('A Dangerous Guy Indeed'), Saki ('The Storyteller'), Wm. Saroyan ('Locomotive 38, The Ojibway 0'), Jack Schaefer ('Champion's Son'), Wallace Stegner ('The Colt'), and John Steinbeck ('Breakfast')

Treasury of Modern Mysteries anthology edited by Marie R. Reno  "A Treasury of Modern Mysteries" in 2 volumes [1973]
Edited & with Introduction by Marie R. Reno

Nelson Doubleday 9x6 hardcover set [1973] out of print/many used
includes 4 novels: "A Kiss Before Dying" [1953] by Ira Levin, "Endless Night" [1967] by Agatha Christie, "The Goodbye Look" [1969] by Ross Macdonald, and "In Cold Blood" [1966] by Truman Capote; also 15 shorter mysteries: "Cain's Mark" by Bill Pronzini; "Cottage For August" by Thomas Kyd; "Don't Look Now" by Daphne du Maurier; "Hit and Run" by John D. MacDonald; "The House Party" by Stanley Ellin; "Kessler, The Inside Man" by George Fox; "Never Shake A Family Tree" by Donald E. Westlake; "The Nine Mile Walk" by Harry Kemelman; "Norman and The Killer" by Joyce Carol Oates; "The Property of A Lady" by Ian Fleming; "The Purple Is Everything" by Dorothy Salisbury Davis; "The Reason" by Arthur Porges; "Second Talent" by James Holding; "Stan The Killer" by Georges Simenon; and "Villa Maria Celeste" by Margery Allingham

Oxford Book of Short Stories anthology edited by V.S. Pritchett  "The Oxford Book of Short Stories" [1981] Chosen & with Introduction by V.S. Pritchett
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 pb [5/2010] for $17.29
Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [6/88] out of print/90+ used
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [5/81] out of print/150+ used
41 short stories, by authors Sherwood Anderson, H.E. Bates, Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Bowen, Morley Callaghan, John Cheever, Joseph Conrad, A.E. Coppard, Stephen Crane, Walter de la Mare, Wm. Faulkner, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Henry James, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Ring Lardner, Mary Lavin, D.H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Katherine Mansfield, W. Somerset Maugham, R.K. Narayan, Flannery O'Connor, Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, Liam O'Flaherty, Edgar Allan Poe, Katherine Anne Porter, editor Pritchett, Saki (H.H. Munro), William Sansom, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Trevor, Mark Twain, John Updike, Eudora Welty, and Patrick White

Signet Classic American Short Stories  "The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories" [1985] Edited by Burton Raffel
Signet mass pb [11/2004] for $6.95
Signet mass pb [2/85] out of print/many used
33 of the finest short stories by Sherwood Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benet, Ambrose Bierce, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Rose Terry Cooke, Stephen Crane, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Frederic, Mary E. Wilkens Freeman, Zona Gale, Hamlin Garland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Washington Irving, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Grace Elizabeth King, Jack London, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, William Saroyan, F. Hopkin-son Smith, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bayard Taylor, James Thurber, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton

Great American Short Stories  "Great American Short Stories" [1985] Edited by Wallace & Mary Stegner
Dell mass pb [10/85] for $7.99
includes tales by Sherwood Anderson, Conrad Aiken, Ambrose Bierce, Hortense Calisher, Walter van Tilburg Clark, Stephen Crane, William Faulkner {'Wash'}, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Hamlin Garland, Bret Harte {'Tennessee’s Partner'}, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O. Henry {'A Municipal Report'}, Paul Horgan, Washington Irving {'Rip Van Winkle'}, Henry James, William March,, Herman Melville {'Bartleby The Scrivener'}, John O’Hara, Edgar Allan Poe {'The Fall of The House of Usher'}, Katherine Anne Porter, Wilbur Daniel Steele, John Steinbeck {'The Snake'}, James Thurber {'The Catbird Seat'}, Mark Twain {'Baker’s Bluejay Yarn'}, Eudora Welty, and Edith Wharton

Short Story Masterpieces 1987  "American Short Story Masterpieces" [36 stories 1987]
Edited by by Raymond Carver & Tom Jenks

Dell mass pb [4/89] for $7.99
Delacorte Press hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
includes tales by James Baldwin, Carol Bly, Vance Bourjaily, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Carver, E.L. Doctorow, Stanley Elkin, Mark Helprin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Bernard Malamud, Bobbie Ann Mason, Arthur Miller ('The Misfits'), Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Jayne Anne Phillips, David Quammen, Philip Roth, James Salter, Tobias Wolff, and others

A Treasury of American Horror Stories anthology edited by Frank D. McSherry Jr, Clarke G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg  "A Treasury of American Horror Stories" [1988]
Edited by Frank D. McSherry Jr, Clarke G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg

Random House Value Publng 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/88] out of print/50+ used
51 spine-chilling tales from every state in the Union plus Washington, DC; authors are: Robert Adams; Robert Arthur; Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl; Stephen Vincent Benét ('The Devil and Daniel Webster'); Ambrose Bierce (An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge); Zealia Brown Reed Bishop; Jerome Bixby; Robert Bloch ('A Return To The Sabbath' and 'The Man Who Collected Poe'); Nelson S. Bond; Algis Budrys; Kate Chopin; Mary Elizabeth Counselman; Wardon Allan Curtis; August Derleth + August Derleth {as Stephen Grendon}; Suzette Haden Elgin; Jeffrey Goddin; Davis Grubb; Harry Harrison; Edward D. Hoch; Carl Jacobi; David H. Keller, MD; Stephen King ('Children of The Corn'); Sterling E. Lanier; Jack London ('Lost Face'); H.P. Lovecraft ('Pickman’s Model' and 'The Haunter of The Dark); John D. MacDonald ('The Legend of Joe Lee'); Barry N. Malzberg; Richard Matheson (2); Ardath Mayhar; John S. McFarland; William F. Nolan; Robert S. Phillips; Bill Pronzini ('Peeka-boo'); Tom Reamy; Joel Townsley Rogers; Babette Rosmond; Edwin L. Sabin; Michael Shea; Henderson Starke; Robert Louis Stevenson ('The Isle of Voices'); Whitley Strieber; James Tiptree, Jr. {as Raccoona Sheldon}; Mark Twain ('Cannibalism In The Cars'); Manly Wade Wellman (2); Richard Wilson; and Donald A. Wollheim {as David Grinnell}

Norton Book of American Short Stories  "The Norton Book of American Short Stories" [1988] Edited by Peter S. Prescott
W.W. Norton 9x6¼ hardcover [11/88] for $29.95
includes tales by Conrad Aiken, Sherwood Anderson, Max Apple, Toni Cade Bambara, Donald Barthelme, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Brautigan, James M. Cain, Erskine Caldwell, George W. Carle, Raymond Carver, Willa Cather, John Cheever, Kate Chopin, Frank Conroy, Robert Coover, Stephen Crane, Stanley Elkin, William Faulkner {'Wash'}, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Flanagan, Richard Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Mary Wilkins Freeman, William H. Gass, Ellen Gilchrist, Joel Chandler Harris, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Helprin, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Langston Hughes, Washington Irving {'The Devil and Tom Walker'}, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ring Lardner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack London, Anita Loos, Bernard Malamud, Michael Martone, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Conner, John O'Hara, Tillie Olson, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Jayne Anne Phillips, Katherine Anne Porter, J.F. Powers, Irwin Shaw, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jean Stafford, Tess Slesinger, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Charlotte Perkins Stetson, James Thurber, Jean Toomer, Mark Twain, John Updike, Alice Walker, Jerome Weidman, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton {'Pomegranate Seed'}, and Marianne Wiggins

Art of the Tale anthology edited by Daniel Halpern  "The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories" [1989] Edited by Daniel Halpern
Penguin Books 9¼x6 pb [11/87] for $14.52
Penguin Books 9x6 pb [1989] out of print/used
selected authors include: Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood, Ingeborg Bachmann, James Baldwin, Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie, Samuel Beckett ("First Love"), Heinrich Böll, Jorge Luis Borges, Tadeusz Borowski, Paul Bowles, T.C. Boyle, Harold Brodkey, Dino Buzzati, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Truman Capote, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Robert Coover, Julio Cortázar, Isak Dinesen, E.L. Doctorow, Stanley Elkin, Richard Ford, Carlos Fuentes, William Gass, Natalia Ginzburg, Nadine Gordimer, Graham Greene, Yasunari Kawabata, Milan Kundera, Tommaso Landolfi, Doris Lessing, Mario Vargas Llosa, Naguib Mahfouz, Bernard Malamud, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Leonard Michaels, Yukio Mishima, Alberto Moravia, Vladimir Nabokov, R.K. Narayan, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Amos Oz, Cynthis Ozick, Grace Paley, Cesare Pavese, V.S. Pritchett, James Purdy, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Juan Rulfo, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Jean Stafford, Michel Tournier, William Trevor, John Updike, Luisa Valenzuela, Eudora Welty, Patrick White, Tobias Wolff, Richard Wright, and Richard Yates
Oxford Book of American Short Stories anthology edited by Joyce Carol Oates  "The Oxford Book of American Short Stories" [1992] Edited by Joyce Carol Oates
Oxford Univ Press 2nd Edition 8¼x5½ pb [8/2012] for $16.71
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [9/94] out of print/hundreds used
Oxford Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [10/92] out of print/100+ used
58 stories, from authors Nelson Algren, Sherwood Anderson, William Austin, James Baldwin, Russell Banks, Pinckney Benedict, Paul Bowles, T.C. Boyle, Ray Bradbury, Raymond Carver, Willa Cather, John Cheever, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Samuel Clemens, Stephen Crane, Junot Diaz, Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Ford, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Amy Hempel, Langston Hughes, Ha Jin, Stephen King, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, Sarah Horne Jewett, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jack London, H.P. Lovecraft, Bernard Malamud, Herman Melville, Lorrie Moore, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, editor Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Proulx, Philip Roth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jean Toomer, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Edmund White, William Carlos Williams, Tobias Wolff, and Richard Wright

one hundred years of Black American short stories anthology edited by John Henrik Clarke  "Black American Short Stories: One Hundred Years of The Best" [1993] Edited by John Henrik Clarke
Hill & Wang 8¼x5¼ pb [1993] for $12.45
includes 38 tales by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Toni Cade Bambara, Lerone Bennett Jr., Arna Bontemps, Frank London Brown, Sterling Brown, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, John Henrik Clarke, Eugenia W. Collier, Arthur P. Davis, John P. Davis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Rudolph Fisher, Hoyt W. Fuller, Ernest J. Gaines, Loyle Hairston, Martin J. Hamer, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, LeRoi Jones, Jennifer Jordan, William Melvin Kelley, John O. Killens, Paule Marshall, Claude McKay, James Alan McPherson, Albert Murray, Carl Ruthven Offord, Ann Petry, Rosemarie Robotham, John Caswell Smith, Mary Elizabeth Vroman, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Frank Yerby
Vintage Book of American Short Stories  "The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories" [33 stories 1994] Edited by Tobias Wolff
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/94] for $10.85
includes tales by Dorothy Allison, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Carol Bly, Scott Bradfield, Kate Braverman, Raymond Carver, Andre Dubus, Stuart Dybek, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Allan Gurganus, Barry Hannah, Ron Hansen, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, John L'Heureux, Ralph Lombreglia, Leonard Michaels, Tim O'Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Offutt, Robert Olmstead, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Power, Mona Simpson, Robert Stone, Amy Tan, Stephanie Vaughn, John Edgar Wideman, and Joy Williams
Points of View anthology edited by James Moffett & Kenneth R. McElheny  "Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories - Revised Edition" [orig 1966, rev 1995]
Edited by James Moffett & Kenneth R. McElheny

Signet mass pb [8/95] for $8.99
Turtleback Books/Sanval 7x4¼ hardcover [8/95] out of print/used
includes tales by Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Ambrose Bierce, T.C. Boyle, Truman Capote ("My Side of The Matter"), Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Guy de Maupassant, Fyodor Dostoevski (the delightful "A Novel In Nine Letters"), Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Shirley Ann Grau, Langston Hughes, Shirley Jackson (horror masterpiece "The Lottery"), Henry James, Francisco Jiménez, Daniel Keyes, editor Moffett, Toshio Mori, Alice Munro, V.S. Naipaul, Frank O'Conner, John O'Hara, Joyce Carol Oates, Tillie Olsen, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Cynthia Marshall Rich, Irwin Shaw ("Act of Faith"), Jean Stafford, Amy Tan, John Updike (the well-known "A & P"), Alice Walker, Eudora Welty ("Powerhouse"), and many more
Art of the Story anthology edited by Daniel Halpern  
"The Art of The Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories" [1999] by Daniel Halpern
Penguin Books 9¼x6 pb [11/2000] for $20.61
Viking Adult 9½x6½ hardcover [11/99] out of print/60+ used
includes seventy-eight contributors from thirty-five countries who were born after 1937; selected authors include: Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Ann Beattie, T.C. Boyle, Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Patrick Chamoiseau, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Nathan Englander, Peter Esterhazy, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Peter Hoeg, Bobbie Ann Mason, Lorrie Moore, Haruki Murakami, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Tatyana Tolstaya, and Banana Yoshimoto
Best American Short Stories of the Century anthology edited by John Updike & Katrina Kenison  "The Best American Short Stories of The Century" [2000] Edited by John Updike & Katrina Kenison
Mariner Books Expanded Edition 9x6 pb [4/2000] for $12.47
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6 library hardcover [4/2009] for $28.95
includes 55 tales by authors Alice Adams, Sherwood Anderson, Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Harold Brodkey, Rosellen Brown, Raymond Carver, Willa Cather, John Cheever, Grace Stone Coates, Alice Elliott Dark, Pam Durban, Stanley Elkin, William Faulkner ('That Evening Sun Go Down'), Carolyn Ferrell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mary Ladd Gavell, Martha Gellhorn, Susan Glaspell, Alexander Godin, Lawrence Sargent Hall, Ernest Hemingway ('Killers'), Paul Horgan, Pam Houston, Gish Jen, Thom Jones, Ring Lardner, Mary Lerner, Bernard Malamud, James Alan McPherson, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Vladimir Nabokov, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Dorothy Parker ('Here We Are'), Katherine Anne Porter, J.F. Powers, Annie Proulx, Benjamin Rosenblatt, Philip Roth, William Saroyan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Jean Stafford, Jean Toomer, editor Updike, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, E.B. White, Tennessee Williams, and Richard Wright

American Short Stories since 1945 anthology edited by John G. Parks  "American Short Stories Since 1945" [2001] Edited and with Introduction by John G. Parks
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/2001] for $87.84 {sic}
contains 79 stories by authors Alice Adams, Sherman Alexie, Max Apple, James Baldwin, Toni Cade Bambara, Andrea Barrett, John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, Ann Beattie, Saul Bellow, Blanche McCrary Boyd, T.C. Boyle, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Carlson, Raymond Carver (2), John Cheever (2), Frank Chin, Sandra Cisneros, Laurie Colwin, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Andre Dubus, Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Ernest J. Gaines, Mary Gaitskill, John Gardner, William H. Gass, Barry Hannah, Ron Hansen, Amy Hempel, Pam Houston, Shirley Jackson ("The Lottery"), Charles Johnson, Thom Jones, Garrison Keillor, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Leavitt, Ursula K. Le Guin, Bernard Malamud, Bobbie Ann Mason, James Alan McPherson, Leonard Michaels, Lorrie Moore, Wright Morris, Bharati Mukherjee, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor (2), Joyce Carol Oates, Tillie Olsen, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Jayne Anne Phillips, J.F. Powers, Francine Prose, James Purdy, Mary Robison, Philip Roth, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Leslie Marmon Silko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Robert Stone, Amy Tan, Peter Taylor, John Updike, Stephanie Vaughn, Helena Maria Viramontes, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Joy Williams, Tobias Wolff, and Hisaye Yamamoto

Great Short Stories of the Masters anthology edited by Charles Neider  "Great Short Stories of The Masters" [2002] Edited and with Introduction by Charles Neider
Kindle Edition from Cooper Square Press [8/2012] for $7.99
Cooper Square Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2002] for $14.86
49 classic stories by: Sholem Aleichem, Saul Bellow, Ivan Bunin, Anton Chekhov, Honoré de Balzac, Thomas De Quincey, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Miguel de Unamuno, Daniel Defoe, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Faulkner, Gustave Flaubert, André Gide, Oliver Goldsmith, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Heinrich Heine, Ernest Hemingway ('The Snows of Kilimanjaro'), E.T.A. Hoffmann, Washington Irving, Henry James, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Selma Lagerlöf, D.H. Lawrence ('Two Blue Birds'), Lu Xun, Maurice Maeterlinck, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Mann, Herman Melville, Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Andersen Nexø, Flannery O'Connor, Luigi Pirandello, Edgar Allan Poe ('The Imp of The Perverse'), Katherine Anne Porter, Marcel Proust, Alexander Pushkin, Wladyslaw Reymont, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean-Paul Sartre ('The Wall'), Ignazio Silone, Robert Louis Stevenson ('Markheim'), Italo Svevo, Rabindranath Tagore, Leo Tolstoy ('The Three Hermits'), Ivan Turgenev, Mark Twain ('A Dog’s Tale'), Heinrich von Kleist, and Virginia Woolf

Art of the Short Story book by Wendy Martin  "The Art of The Short Story" [2005] by Wendy Martin
Cengage Learning 8¾x6¼ pb [7/2005] for $151.86 {sic}
authors, stories & essays are in chronological order: EARLY TALES: Aesop; The Old Testament, King James Version; Chuang Tzu ("The Creation of The World"); Plato ("The Parable of The Cave"); Geoffrey Chaucer; Marie de France; Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm; Delia Oshogay; XIXth CENTURY: Emilia Pardo Bazan; Ambrose Bierce; Anton Chekhov (2); Kate Chopin (2): Stephen Crane; Guy de Maupassant; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Arthur Conan Doyle ("A Scandal in Bohemia"); Mary Wilkins Freeman (2); Charlotte Perkins Gilman ("The Yellow Wallpaper"); Nikolai Gogol ("The Overcoat"); Nathaniel Hawthorne (2); Washington Irving; Henry James; Sarah Orne Jewett; Herman Melville ("Bartleby, The Scrivener"); Edgar Allan Poe ("The Cask of Amontillado," "The Purloined Letter"); Mary Shelley ("The Mortal Immortal"); Leo Tolstoy; Mark Twain (3); Oscar Wilde; XXth CENTURY (1900-1969): Chinua Achebe; Sherwood Anderson; James Baldwin; Arna Bontemps; Jorge Luis Borges; Albert Camus ("The Guest"); Willa Cather; John Cheever (2); Colette; Haroldo Conti; Julio Cortazar; Ralph Ellison; William Faulkner;
F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway ("Hills Like White Elephants"); Langston Hughes (4); Zora Neale Hurston (2); Shirley Jackson ("The Lottery"); James Joyce ("Araby"); Franz Kafka; D.H. Lawrence; Doris Lessing; Clarice Lispector; Jack London ("To Build A Fire"); Bernard Malamud; Katherine Mansfield; Yukio Mishima; Flannery O'Connor (2); Frank O'Connor; Tillie Olsen; Anna Maria Ortese; Dorothy Parker ("Big Blonde"); Luigi Pirandello; Katherine Anne Porter; Jean-Paul Sartre ("The Room"); Delmore Schwartz; John Steinbeck ("The Chrysanthemums"); John Updike ("A & P" and "Separating"); Luisa Valenzuela; Eudora Welty; Dorothy West; Edith Wharton; E.B. White; Richard Wright; CONTEMPORARY (1970-Present): Ama Ata Aidoo; Isabel Allende; Margaret Atwood; Toni Cade Bambara; T.C. Boyle; Kate Braverman; Robert Olen Butler; Ethan Canin; Peter Carey; Raymond Carver (2); Sandra Cisneros; Peter Ho Davies; Louise Erdrich (3); Richard Ford; Mary Gaitskill; Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2); Alan Gurganus; Patricia Henley; Gish Jen; Le Minh Khue; Jamaica Kincaid; Hanif Kureishi; Jhumpa Lahiri; Andrew Lam; Ursula K. Le Guin; David Leavitt; Bobbie Ann Mason; Toni Morrison; Alice Munro; R.K. Narayan; Joyce Carol Oates (2); Tim O'Brien (2); Z.Z. Packer (2); Grace Paley; Philip Roth; Salman Rushdie; Akhil Sharma; Leslie Marmon Silko; Helena Maria Viramontes; Alice Walker; Tobias Wolff; Monica Wood; DISCUSSIONS critical essays by: Elizabeth Abel; Chinua Achebe; Margaret Atwood; Dale M. Bauer; Steven Carter; Raymond Carver ("On Writing"); Judith Fetterley; Elizabeth Hardwick; Shirley Jackson; Henry James ("The Art of Fiction"); Jhumpa Lahiri; Katherine Kinney; Roy Morris, Jr.; Alice Munro; Sharon O'Brien; Flannery O'Connor ("Writing Short Stories"); Joyce Carol Oates ("Beginnings: The Origins and Art of The Short Story"); Edgar Allan Poe; Dana Sachs; Pancho Savery; Sam Whitsett; PLUS: Appendices, Glossary, Film Bibliography, Chronological Table of Contents, Thematic Table of Contents

Art of the Short Story anthology by Dana Gioia & R.S. Gwynn  "The Art of The Short Story: 52 Great Authors, Their Best Short Fiction, and Their Insights On Writing" [2005] by Dana Gioia & R.S. Gwynn
Pearson 9x6½ pb [9/2005] for $15.32
63 stories from 52 authors from 20 different countries, each with a 1-page biography and an 'Author's Perspective' essay; selections include authors: Chinua Achebe, Sherwood Anderson, Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Jorge Luis Borges, Albert Camus, Raymond Carver, John Cheever ("Why I Write Short Stories"), Anton Chekhov, Sandra Cisneros, Guy de Maupassant, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolai Gogol, Ernest Hemingway, Ha Jin, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Gabriel García Márquez, Herman Melville, Yukio Mishima, Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Leo Tolstoy, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, and Virginia Woolf
Norton Anthology of Short Fiction book edited by Richard Bausch & R.V. Cassill  "The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction - Seventh Edition" [rev 2006]
Edited by Richard Bausch & R.V. Cassill

W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [1/2006] out of print/100+ used
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [1/2006] out of print/50+ used
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 shorter edition {72 stories by 68 authors} pb [1/2006] out of print/80+ used
includes tales by authors: Margaret Atwood ("Death By Landscape"), Kate Chopin, Stuart Dybek, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Ernest Hemingway, Amy Hempel, Bernard Malamud ("Angel Levine"), Bharati Mukherjee, Edgar Allan Poe, and many, many others

Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time anthology from Standard Publishing  "The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time: Timeless Classics That Celebrate The Season" [2006]
Standard Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/40+ used
Standard Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
46 stories including many old favorites; authors include Louisa May Alcott ('Christmas At Orchard House' from "Little Women", 'The Quiet Little Woman', 'Tessa's Surprises', 'A Christmas Dream'); Willis Boyd Allen; Hans Christian Andersen ('The Fir Tree" and 'The Little Match Girl'); William Ashley Anderson; Heywood Broun ('A Shepherd'); Pearl S. Buck ('Christmas Day In The Morning'); Mary Ellen Chase; Joseph Conrad ('Christmas Day At Sea'); Francis Coppee; Lizzie Deas; Charles Dickens ('A Christmas Carol'); Eugene Field; Rachel Field; Zona Gale; Hamlin Garland; Thomas Hardy; O. Henry ('The Gift of The Magi'); E.T.A Hoffman ('The Nutcracker'); William Dean Howells; Grady Johnson; Florence M. Kingsley; Laurie Lee; James Weber Linn; Maud Lindsay; Clement C. Moore ('Twas The Night Before Christmas' and 'The Noel Candle'); Christine Whiting Parmenter; Jack Schaefer ('Stubby Pringle's Christmas', 1964); Harriet Beecher Stowe; Ian Struther; Jules Superville; Leo Tolstoy ('The Cobbler's Guest'); Mark Twain ('Susie's Letter From Santa'); Henry van Dyke ('The Other Wise Man'); Lew Wallace; Kate Douglas Wiggin; and Ralph E. Wilson
Greatest Love Stories of All Time anthology from Standard Publishing  "The Greatest Love Stories of All Time: Celebrate Love With Timeless [Tales]" [2007]
Standard Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2007] out of print/used
Love letters, poems, scripture, and stories including 'A Letter From Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning' and 'Abraham Lincoln's Proposal' and works by authors Hans Christian Andersen ('The Hardy Tin Soldier'); Jane Austen ('Pride & Prejudice' excerpt); Anne Bradstreet (2); Charlotte Brontë ('Jane Eyre' excerpt); Madame de Villeneuve; Charles Dickens ('Pickwick Papers' excerpt); George Eliot ('Adam Bede' excerpt, 'Middlemarch' excerpt); Billy Graham; Thomas Hardy (2); O. Henry ('The Gift of The Magi'); Catherine Marshall, Charles Perrault ('Cinderella'); James Whitcomb Riley; Edmond Rostand ('Cyrano de Bergerac' excerpt); Sapper; William Shakespeare; Robert Louis Stevenson; and Oscar Wilde

Bar Stories anthology edited by Nan Byrne  
"Bar Stories" anthology [2007] Edited by Nan Byrne
Kindle Edition from Bottom Dog Press [5/2008] for $6.00
Bottom Dog Press 8½x5½ pb [6/2007] for $10.00
14 stories by Lee K. Abbott, Harlyn Aizley, Lee Capps, Karl Elder, Lou Fisher, Robert Flanagan, Mark Higgins, Molly Hoekstra, Matt Oliver, Michael Piafsky, Bruce Taylor, M.O. Walsh, G.K. Wouri, and Gary Young

Scribner Anthology of Short Fiction  "The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970" [50 stories 2007]
Edited by Lex Williford & Michael Martone

Kindle Edition from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2nd edition 11/2012] for $3.99
Touchstone 9x6 pb [12/2007] for $17.84
Touchstone 9x6 pb [12/2007] out of print/40+ used
includes tales by Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulneirs, Junot Díaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, Z.Z. Packer, E. Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough

Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction book edited by Joyce Carol Oates & Christopher R. Beha  "The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction" [2008]
Selected by Joyce Carol Oates & Christopher R. Beha

HarperPerennial 9x6 pb [10/2008] for $14.42
includes tales by Sherman Alexie, Russell Banks, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, T.C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, E.L. Doctorow, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thomas McGuane, Laurie Moore, Antonya Nelson, editor Oates, Chuck Palahniuk, Annie Proulx, George Saunders, Douglas Unger, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, Tobia Wolff, and many others
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"American Fantastic Tales" Boxed Set [2009] from Library of America
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover set [10/2009] 2 volumes for $44.10

Library of America / American Fantastic Tales volume 1 edited by Peter Straub  "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and The Uncanny From Poe To The Pulps" [2009]
Edited by Peter Straub

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $23.10
44 stories from 1805 to 1939 by authors including Stephen Vincent Benet, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, August Derleth, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, H.P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, Frank Norris, Edgar Allan Poe, and Edith Wharton
Library of America / American Fantastic Tales volume 2 edited by Peter Straub  "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and The Uncanny From The 1940s Until Now" [2009]
Edited by Peter Straub

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $23.10
47 stories from 1940 to 2007 by authors including Charles Beaumont, Jerome Bixby (3), Anthony Boucher, Paul Bowles, Ray Bradbury, Truman Capote, Michael Chabon, John Cheever, Harlan Ellison, Jack Finney, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King (2), Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Vladimir Nabakov, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Peter Straub, and Tennessee Williams
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Beat to a Pulp: Round 1 anthology edited by David Cranmer & Elaine Ash  "Beat To A Pulp: Round 1" anthology [2009]
Edited by David Cranmer & Elaine Ash, Foreword by Bill Crider

Beat To A Pulp 9x6 pb [10/2010] out of print/used
"27 tales of non-stop brain-pounding pulp" across many genres, from pulp crime to Westerns to sci-fi to horror, and "A History of Pulp" by Cullen Gallagher; authors include Patricia Abbott, Charles Ardai, Frank Bill, Hilary Davidson, Ed Gorman, Sophie Littlefield, Paul S. Powers, Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner
Fiction 100 Anthology of Short Fiction book by James H. Pickering  "Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Fiction" [orig 1974, rev 2011]
by James H. Pickering

1328-page Pearson 13th Edition 9x6½ pb [12/2014] for $141.33 {sic}
1328-page Pearson 13th Edition 9x6½ pb [7/2011] for $116.39 {sic} out of print/used
Illustrates the international development of short fiction from the early XIXth Century to the present day, and features 128 traditional and contemporary works organized alphabetically by author
Beat to a Pulp: Round 2 anthology edited by David Cranmer & Elaine Ash  "Beat To A Pulp: Round 2" anthology [2012]
Edited by David Cranmer & Matthew P. Mayo, Foreword by Sophie Littlefield

Kindle Edition from Beat To A Pulp [6/2012] for $2.99
Beat To A Pulp 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $15.95
Beat To A Pulp 9x6 pb [5/2012] out of print/used
"29 mind-blowing tales of pulp fiction" across many genres, from pulp crime to Westerns to sci-fi to horror; authors include Patricia Abbott, Charles Ardai, Bill Crider, Hilary Davidson, Glenn Gray, C. Courtney Joyner, Nik Korpon, editor Mayo, Vin Packer, Bill Pronzini (Hemingway pastiche), Keith Rawson, James Reasoner, Steve Weddle, and 16 more!

Classic American Short Story Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Classic American Short Story Megapack®" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [1/2013] for 69c {sic}
contains 34 short stories by authors Sherwood Anderson (2), Ambrose Bierce (2), James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane (3), Bret Harte (2), Nathaniel Hawthorne (4), O. Henry (5), Washington Irving (2), Jack London (5), Edgar Allan Poe (6), and Mark Twain (2)
The State We're In - Maine Stories collection by Ann Beattie  "The State We're In: Maine Stories" [2015] by Ann Beattie
A magnificent new collection of fifteen linked stories, her first in a decade
Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [8/2015] for $10.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [7/2016] for $9.37
Scribner 8½x5½ hardcover [8/2015] for $21.73
Loosed upon the World Anthology of Climate Fiction book edited by John Joseph Adams  "Loosed Upon The World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction" [2015]
Edited & Introduction by John Joseph Adams, Afterword by Ramez Naam

26 stories from Charlie Jane Anders, Margaret Atwood, Chris Bachelder, Paolo Bacigalupi (2), Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell & Karl Schroeder, Tobias S. Buckell, Sarah Castle, Craig DeLancey, Toiya Kristen Finley, Alan Dean Foster, Jason Gurley, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, Sean McMullen, Nicole Feldringer, Angela Penrose, Chen Qiufan, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karl Schroeder, Jim Shepard, Robert Silverberg, Vandana Singh, Cat Sparks, and Jean-Louis Trudel
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2015] for $11.99
Saga Press pb [9/2015] for $16.99
Saga Press hardcover [9/2015] for $24.49

Been There, Done That: Writing Stories textbook edited by Mike Winchell  "Been There, Done That: Writing Stories From Real Life" [grades 4-7; 2015]
Edited by Mike Winchell, Illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans

Award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors provide both original fictional short stories and the nonfiction accounts that inspired them; the twenty contributing authors are: Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew J. Kirby, Claire Legrand, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Linda Sue Park, Adam Rex, Caroline Starr Rose, Chris Rylander, Gary D. Schmidt, Alan Sitomer, Heidi Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Tracy Edward Wymer, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen
Kindle Edition from Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Group [11/2015] for $8.99
Grosset & Dunlap 9x6 pb [8/2016] for $8.99
Grosset & Dunlap 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2015] for $12.64

Been There, Done That: School Dazed textbook edited by Mike Winchell  "Been There, Done That: School Dazed" [grades 5 & up; 2016]
Edited by Mike Winchell, Illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans

Award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors provide 17 school-themed original short stories and the nonfiction accounts that inspired them; the 18 contributing authors are: Bruce Coville, Howard Cruse, Vince & Nate Evans, Tommy Greenwald, Bruce Hale, Shaun David Hutchinson, Varian Johnson, C. Alexander London, Kelly Starling Lyons, Wendy Mass, Meg Medina, Sarah Prineas, Steve Sheinkin, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Don Tate, Jacqueline West, and Ellen Yeomans
Kindle Edition from Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Group [8/2016] for $10.99
Grosset & Dunlap 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2016] for $17.18
Robot Stories Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  
"The Robot Megapack®: 19 Gear-Grinding Robot Stories!" for Kindle [2017]
contains 19 short stories of robots by authors Lester del Rey (3), Philip K. Dick ('James P. Crow' and 'The Last of The Masters'), Daniel F. Galouye, William Campbell Gault, Jim Harmon, Harry Harrison, Fritz Leiber (2), Frank Belknap Long (3), William P. McGivern (2), Emil Petaja, Rog Phillips, and Richard Wilson
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [1/2017] for 99¢

"Stories  by  American  Authors  [Charles Scribner's Sons 1884]

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 1" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-1-Various-ebook/dp/B0082V4R26/ v1 ke
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-William-Bishop/dp/0559220014/ v1
with short fiction by Wm. Henry Bishop, Rebecca Harding Davis, Brander Matthews & H.C. Bunner, Bayard Taylor, Albert Webster

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-2-Various-ebook/dp/B004TQ93RW/ v2 ke
short fiction by John Eddy, J.S. of Dale, Mary Putnam Jacobi MD, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Frank R. Stockton, Mary Agnes Tincker

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-3-Various-ebook/dp/B004TOTUMM/ v3 ke
short fiction by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lucretia P. Hale, George Parson Lathrop, David D. Lloyd, Brander Matthews, Celia Thaxter

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 4" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors--Henry-Inman/dp/0554085135/ v4
short fiction by Noah Brooks, H.C. Bunner, J.W. De Forest, Mary Hallock Foote, N.P. Willis, Constance Fenimore Woolson

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 5" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-5-N-ebook/dp/B0082V4O06/ v5 ke
short fiction by George Arnold, Park Benjamin, Henry James, F.D. Millet, E.P. Mitchell

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-Celia-Thaxter/dp/1149201665/ v6
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-Frances-Hodgson/dp/B00B6CPRN6/ v6
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-6-Various-ebook/dp/B0082V57OS/ v 6 ke
short fiction by Lizzie W. Champney, Lina Redwood Fairfax, Harold Frederic, A.A. Hayes, Albert Webster, C.H. White

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-7-Various-ebook/dp/B004TOT4GO/ v7 ke
short fiction by Edward Bellamy, Margaret Floyd, Virginia W. Johnson, James T. McKay, Louise Stockton, Octave Thanet

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-8-Various-ebook/dp/B004TOVOJO/ v8 ke
short fiction by Alvey A. Adee, Henry A. Beers, J.W. De Forest, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Elizabeth D.B. Stoddard

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 9" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-9-Various-ebook/dp/B004TOTS9W/ v9 ke
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-Thomas-Nelson/dp/1117043525/
short fiction by Capt. Roland T. Coffin, Charles S. Gage, Leonard Kip, Thomas Nelson Page, Milicent Washburn Shinn, C.H. White

"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" [1884]
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-American-Authors-10-Various-ebook/dp/B004TIM0LG/ v10 ke
short fiction by H.H. Boyesen, Charles de Kay, T.A. Janvier, E.P. Mitchell, Julia Schayer, C.A. Stephens

Bloom's  Major  Short  Story  Writers
The combined set of three dozen volumes was published in December 1999 and is no longer available as a set (2013)
Series editor Harold Bloom is described as the 'pre-eminent literary critic of our time'; he is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University
and Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English at New York University Graduate School.

browse books at the Harold Bloom Store at Amazon

Bloom's Novelists and Novels book by Harold Bloom  "Novelists and Novels: A Collection of Critical Essays (Bloom's Literary Criticism 20th Anniversary Collection)" [2004] by Harold Bloom
Kindle Edition from Checkmark Books [2007 edition] for $12.44
Checkmark Books 9¾x8½ pb [10/2007] for $13.09
Chelsea House 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2004] for $40.50

http://www.amazon.com/Blooms-Literary-Criticism-Anniversary-Collection/dp/0791082253/
http://www.amazon.com/Dramatists-Dramas-Blooms-Anniversary-Collection/dp/0791097269/
http://www.amazon.com/Essayists-Prophets-Criticism-Anniversary-Collection/dp/0791085236/
http://www.amazon.com/Short-Writers-Stories-Blooms-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B005CUXQAE/

The 36 individual volumes are mostly still in print, and I had planned to code them all 'someday', but I soon realized that these books are not much different than Cliff's Notes for students who cheat; page count ranges from 70 to 150 per book, and some may still be useful – the plan now is to code Bloom Notes books as I happen to code new full pages for various authors.

Bloom's Major Short Story Writers - Herman Melville book edited by Harold Bloom  "Bloom's Major Short Story Writers: Herman Melville - Comprehensive Research and Study Guide" [1998] Edited & with an Introduction by Harold Bloom
Chelsea House Publng 9¾x6¼ library hardcover [5/98] for $31.95

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Herman Melville [1819-91] Page

Bloom's Major Short Story Writers - Rudyard Kipling book edited by Harold Bloom  "Bloom's Major Short Story Writers: Rudyard Kipling - Comprehensive Research and Study Guide" [2003] Edited & with an Introduction by Harold Bloom
Chelsea House Publng 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [8/2003] for $29.98

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936] Page

The  Best  American  Short  Stories  Series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_American_Short_Stories
publisher bookpage
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1984/dp/0395354137/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1991/dp/0395544092/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1992/dp/0395593530/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1993/dp/0395636272/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1994/dp/0395681022/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1995/dp/0395711797/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1996/dp/0395752906/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1997/dp/0395798655/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1998/dp/0395875145/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-1999/dp/039592684X/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2000/dp/0395926866/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2001/dp/0395926882/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2002/dp/0618131736/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2003/dp/0618197338/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2004/dp/0618197354/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2005/dp/0618427058/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2006/dp/061854352X/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2007/dp/0618713484/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2008/dp/0618788778/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2009/dp/0618792252/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2010/dp/0547055323/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2011/dp/B007K4F32Y/

The Best American Short Stories 2012 anthology edited by Tom Perrotta & Heidi Pitlor  "The Best American Short Stories 2012"
Edited by Tom Perrotta & Series Editor Heidi Pitlor

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [10/2012] for $7.47
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2012] for $11.25
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/2012] for $19.79
Twenty stories from authors Carol Anshaw, Taylor Antrim, Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh, Mike Meginnis, Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Julie Otsuka, Edith Pearlman, Angela Pneuman, Eric Puchner, George Saunders, Taiye Selasi, Sharon Solwitz, Kate Walbert, Jess Walter, and Adam Wilson
The Best American Short Stories 2013 anthology edited by Elizabeth Strout & Heidi Pitlor  "The Best American Short Stories 2013"
Edited by Elizabeth Strout & Series Editor Heidi Pitlor

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [10/2013] for $9.99
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2013] for $11.73
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/2013] for $18.97
Twenty stories from authors Daniel Alarcón, Charles Baxter, Michael Byers, Junot Díaz, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Gish Jen, Bret Anthony Johnston, Sheila Kohler, David Means, Steven Millhauser, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Antonya Nelson, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Suzanne Rivecca, George Saunders, Jim Shepard, Elizabeth Tallent, Joan Wickersham, and Callan Wink

http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2014/dp/0547868863/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2015/dp/0547939418/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544582896/ 2016

100 Years of The Best American Short Stories anthology edited by Lorrie Moore & Heidi Pitlor  "100 Years of The Best American Short Stories" [40 stories; 2015]
Edited by Lorrie Moore & Series Editor Heidi Pitlor

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [10/2015] for $14.99
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6x2¼" hardcover [10/2015] for $18.88
Forty stories; Table of Contents: Edna Ferber ("The Gay Old Dog", 1917); Sherwood Anderson ("Brothers", 1921); Ernest Hemingway ("My Old Man", 1923); Ring Lardner ("Haircut", 1925); F. Scott Fitzgerald ("Babylon Revisited", 1931); Katherine Ann Porter ("The Cracked Looking-Glass", 1933); William Faulkner ("That Will Be Fine", 1936); Nancy Hale ("These Are As Brothers", 1942); Eudora Welty ("The Whole World Knows", 1948); John Cheever ("The Enormous Radio", 1948); Tillie Olsen ("I Stand Here Ironing", 1957); James Baldwin ("Sonny's Blues", 1958); Philip Roth ("The Conversion of The Jews", 1959); Flannery O'Connor ("Everything That Rises Must Converge", 1962); John Updike ("Pigeon Feathers", 1962); Raymond Carver ("Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?", 1967); Joyce Carol Oates ("By The River", 1969); Donald Barthelme ("The School", 1975); Stanley Elkin ("The Conventional Wisdom", 1978); Grace Paley ("Friends", 1980); Charles Baxter ("Harmony of The World", 1982); Mona Simpson ("Lawns", 1986); Richard Ford ("Communist", 1986); Robert Stone ("Helping", 1988); David Wong Louie ("Displacement", 1989); Alice Munro ("Friend of My Youth", 1991); Mary Gaitskill ("The Girl On The Plane", 1993); Jamaica Kincaid ("Xuela", 1995); Akhil Sharma ("If You Sing Like That For Me", 1996); Junot Diaz ("Fiesta, 1980", 1997); Jhumpa Lahiri ("The Third and Final Continent", 2000); Z.Z. Packer ("Brownies", 2000); Edward P. Jones ("Old Boys, Old Girls", 2004); Sherman Alexie ("What You Pawn I Will Redeem", 2005); Benjamin Percy ("Refresh, Refresh", 2006); Tobias Wolff ("Awaiting Orders", 2006); Nathan Englander ("What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank", 2012); Julie Otsuka ("Diem Perdidi", 2012); George Saunders ("The Semplica-Girl Diaries", 2013); and Lauren Groff ("At The Round Earth's Imagined Corners", 2014)

O. Henry  Memorial  Prize  Short  Stories  Series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Award [est. 1918]
http://www.randomhouse.com/anchor/ohenry/pubhist.html

title page for 'O. Henry Memorial Prize winning stories' anthology edited by Blanche Colton Williams  "Great American Short Stories: O. Henry Memorial Prize Winning Stories, 1919-1934" [1935]
Edited & Introduction by Blanche Colton Williams [1879-1944]

Doubleday Doran 7¾x5½ hardcover [1935] out of print/used
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
47 award-winning short stories; the authors are Sherwood Anderson ('Death In The Woods'); Mary Austin ("Papago Wedding'); Stephen Vincent Benét ('End To Dreams'); Roark Bradford; Mary Hastings Bradley; Louis Bromfield ('Scarlet Woman'); Katharine Brush; Pearl S. Buck ('Frill'); F.R. Buckley; W.R. Burnett ('Dressing-Up'); Maxwell Struthers Burt; Irvin S. Cobb; Richard Connell; Marc Connelly; James Gould Cozzens; Chester T. Crowell; Marjory Stoneman Douglas; Walter Duranty; Elizabeth Irons Folsom; Zona Gale; Caroline Gordon; Edwin Granberry; Nancy Hale; Frances Noyes Hart; Ernest Hemingway ('Killers'); Sidney Howard; Inez Haynes Irwin; Charles Tenney Jackson; William M. John; Oliver La Farge ('Haunted Ground'); Rose Wilder Lane ('Innocence'); Edison Marshall; Margaret Prescott Montague; Frances Newman; Dorothy Parker ('Big Blonde'); Louis Paul; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ('Gal Young Un'); Elizabeth Madox Roberts; William Saroyan ('Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze'); Edgar Valentine Smith; Wilbur Daniel Steele (3); Julian Street; John D. Swain; Albert Richard Wetjen; and Wythe Williams

                                   

O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 book edited by Laura Furman  "The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2016" [2016] Edited by Laura Furman  9/2016
Twenty stories from winners/authors: Wendell Berry ("Dismemberment"), Marie-Helene Bertino ("Exit Zero"), Ron Carlson ("Happiness"), Adrienne Celt ("Temples"), Diane Cook ("Bounty"), Robert Coover ("The Crabapple Tree"), Joe Donnelly ("Bonus Baby"), Rebecca Evanhoe ("They Were Awake"), Lydia Fitzpatrick ("Safety"), Elizabeth Genovise ("Irises"), Charles Haverty ("Storm Windows"), Geetha Iyer ("The Mongerji Letters"), David H. Lynn ("Divergence"), Ottessa Moshfegh ("Slumming"), Sam Savage ("Cigarettes"), Asako Serizawa ("Train To Harbin"), Shruti Swamy ("A Simple Composition"), Elizabeth Tallent ("Narrator"), Frederic Tuten ("Winter 1965"), and Zebbie Watson ("A Single Deliberate Thing")
Kindle Edition from Anchor/Random House [9/2016] for $11.99
Anchor Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2016] for $9.41


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