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

  • David Madden Louisiana State University
  • ISBN-10: 1413015603  |  ISBN-13: 9781413015607
  • 368 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.75



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

A Word from the Editor to Students and Teachers.
1. "The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson.
2. "I'm a Fool," by Sherwood Anderson.
3. "Miss Brill," by Katherine Mansfield.
4. "Gimpel the Fool," by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Author's Note on His Collected Stores.
5. "First Confession," by Frank O'Connor.
6. "Everyday Use," by Alice Walker.
7. "I Stand Here Ironing," by Tillie Olsen.
8. "The Tell-Tale Heart," by Edgar Allen Poe.
9. "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Linda Wagner-Martin Example of a Short but Complete Essay on a Story.
10. "Rape Fantasies," by Margaret Atwood.
11. "Once Upon a Time," by Nadine Gordimer.
12. "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street," by Herman Melville.
13. "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: A Tale for Children," by Gabriel García Márquez.
14. "A Hunger Artist," by Franz Kafka.
15. "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," by Stephen Crane.
16. "The Found Boat,' Alice Munro.
17. "A Small, Good Thing," by Raymond Carver.
18. "The Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin.
Emily Toth, Kate Chopin Thinks Back Through Her Mothers: Three Stories by Kate Chopin.
19. "A Jury of Her Peers," by Susan Glaspell.
Susan Glaspell's Adaptation of " A Jury of Her Peers" as a Play, TRIFLES.
20. "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," by Ernest Hemmingway.
Ernest Hemingway on His Early Fiction: Passages from His Memoir A MOVEABLE FEAST and the letters.
21. "The Catbird Seat," by James Thurber.
22. "A Worn Path," by Eudora Welty.
23. "Barn Burning," by William Faulkner.
24. "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," by Katherine Anne Porter.
Joan Givner Provides a Biographical Context.
Considerations as You Read.
Review Questions That Apply to Most Fiction.
Other Fiction by These Authors.


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Everyday Use by Alice Walker (DVD): Wadsworth Original Film Series in Literature  (ISBN-10: 1413006582 | ISBN-13: 9781413006582)

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