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

  • Series Name: Short Stories for Students Series
  • Volume 5
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787622206
  • ISBN-13: 9780787622206
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 2.95 lbs ( 1.34 kgs)
  • 456 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1998, 1998
  • © 1999 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Each bi-annual volume presents vital information on approximately 20 of the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels. Titles featured in vol. 5 of Short Stories for Students include:

  • "Snapshots of a Wedding" by Bessie Head
  • "Swadding Clothes" by Yukio Mishima
  • "Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
  • "Wave" by Liam O'Flaherty
  • "What Have I Been Doing Lately" by Jamaica Kincaid
  • "Wunderkind" by Carson McCullers

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

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.

Additional Product Information

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

Barn Burning - William Faulkner.
Big Blonde - Dorothy Parker.
Blood-Burning Moon - Jean Toomer.
Boys and Girls - Alice Munro.
Death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy.
Demon Lover - Elizabeth Bowen.
Guests of the Nation - Frank O'Connor.
Han's Crime - Shiga Naoya.
Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut.
Horse and Two Goats - R.K. Narayan.
Lady with the Pet Dog - Anton Chekhov.
Melanctha - Gertrude Stein.
Recitatif - Toni Morrison.
Sky Is Gray - Ernest J(ames) Gaines.
Snapshots of a Wedding - Bessie Head.
Swadding Clothes - Yukio Mishima.
Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien.
Wave - Liam O'Flaherty.
What Have I Been Doing Lately - Jamaica Kincaid.
Wunderkind - Carson McCullers.

Products Included

Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories, Volume 5  (ISBN-10: 1414428162 | ISBN-13: 9781414428161)

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.

Price: $.00

Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories, Volume 5  (ISBN-10: 1414428162 | ISBN-13: 9781414428161)

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.

Price: $.00