eBook Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories

  • Series Name: Short Stories for Students Series
  • Volume 33
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414474598
  • ISBN-13: 9781414474595
  • DDC: 809.31
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 321 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
  • Price:  Sign in for price
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Each volume of Short Stories for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 13-15 works from various cultures and time periods. Each story covered in this new resource was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians -- experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference's content.

You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

This product is part of:

Series

Short Stories for Students Series

Each biannual volume presents vital information on approximately 20 of the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels. Illustrated, Short Stories For Students contains concise synopses of the story’s plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the story’s cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism geared specifically toward the high school student. Researchers will also find information on media adaptations of the story, discussion questions, and suggestions on what to read next. Cumulative indexes enable students to access entries via author, title, nationality, and theme. You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Here are some of the short stories featured in this volume: "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov, "The Californians Tale" by Mark Twain, "The Lovers" by Bessie Head, "The Machine that Won the War" by Isaac Asimov, "The Norwegian Rat" by Naguib Mahfouz, and "A Way o
  • Reader friendly: For patrons interested in more info on the classics or bestsellers they’re reading.
  • Curriculum Connection: Supports standards on study of literature by genre or in historical context and provides read-alikes for common core activities.
  • Assignment based: For Students designed to match real English projects and the format facilitates compare and contrast, inquiry based activities. Title lists correlate well with textbooks, anthologies.

What's New

  • Student friendly: Homework help format, w/ criticism at H.S. students’ interest and reading levels.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414466978 | ISBN-13: 9781414466972

Reviews

"Will be welcomed as a valuable resource for teaching and learning about short stories. This newest Gale series is a welcome, if not long overdue, reference work that will certainly see high use in school libraries." -- VOYA (June 1998)

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"Does everything for students but write the paper. A useful tool for students and teachers." -- School Library Journal (August 1998)

— Terri Duncko

A starred review . "Both teachers and students can use this excellent resource as a reference for selected short stories. This book will provide an excellent supplemental resource for teachers looking for additional stories to add to their curriculum. Librarians and teachers will want to collect all volumes... Highly recommended." -- The Book Report (Nov/Dec 1999)

— Terri Duncko

"The high quality and thorough coverage of significant short story literature provided in this series make it an excellent choice for purchase by high school and academic libraries." -- ARBA 1998

— Terri Duncko

"This high-quality, well-organized series makes an excellent research and teaching tool." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Terri Duncko

"These are excellent references. I look forward to the publication of future volumes." -- English Journal (January 1999)

— Terri Duncko

Table of Contents

Anton Chekhov, "The Bet".
Gary Soto, "Broken Chain".
Mark Twain, "The Californians Tale".
Franz Kafka, "A Country Doctor".
William Trevor, "The Distant Past".
Peter Lagerkvist, "Father and I".
Pearl S. Buck, "The Good Deed".
Bessie Head, "The Lovers".
Isaac Asimov, "The Machine that Won the War".
Naguib Mahfouz, "The Norwegian Rat".
Joan Aiken, "Sonata for Harp and Bicycle".
Luigi Pirandello, "War".
Patricia Grace, "A Way of Talking".
Mary Robison, "Yours".