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Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Prose: Vintage Short Fiction, Volume I, Revised Edition, 1st Edition

  • David Madden Louisiana State University
  • ISBN-10: 141301559X  |  ISBN-13: 9781413015591
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.00



Including titles in fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, David Madden's Pocketfuls series are slim volumes including only the essentials of the most familiar and most often taught works in each genre. Priced to be affordably packaged with two or even three other volumes, each book in the Pocketful series can also be used separately.

Table of Contents

1. "The Rocking Horse Winner," by D.H. Lawrence.
2. "Flowering Judas" by Katherine Anne Porter.
Katherine Anne Porter on the Creative Process.
3. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.
Student Question William Faulkner on "A Rose for Emily."
4. "The Killers," by Ernest Hemingway.
5. "Bliss," by Katherine Mansfield.
6. "The Necklace," by Guy de Maupassant.
Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren Pose Questions on the Trick Ending.
7. "Araby," by James Joyce.
8. "The Chrysanthemums," by John Steinbeck.
John Steinbeck's Revisions of "The Chrysanthemums" After the Original.
Publication with Comment by William Osborne.
9. "The Magic Barrel," by Bernard Malamud.
10. "Young Goodman Brown," by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Edgar Allan Poe's Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's TWICE-TOLD TALES.
11. "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allan Poe.
12. "Why I Live at the P.O.," by Eudora Welty.
Critical Commentary by Ruth M. Vande Kieft.
13. "Paul's Case," by Willa Cather.
14. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor.
Letters Written by Flannery O'Connor in Response to Interpretations of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
15. "Gooseberries," by Anton Chekhov.
16. "To Room Nineteen," by Doris Lessing.
Feminist Insights by Dorothy Brewster and Mona Knapp.
17. "Going to Meet the Man," by James Baldwin.
A Critical Review and Reassessment by James Rees Moore.
18. "A & P," by John Updike.
Other Fiction by these Writers.
Acknowledgements of Permission.


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