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

  • Series Name: Short Stories for Students Series
  • Volume 50
  • ISBN-10: 1410365565
  • ISBN-13: 9781410365569
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2019, 2019, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Available November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Overview

This “Best Of” volume of Short Stories For Students is comprised of brand new entries on short stories that have been previously covered in this series. The entries include short stories considered to be part of the literary canon and “most studied” as well as more contemporary and popular works. These entries are completely rewritten and updated, providing a new voice and containing all new criticism and images. “Best Of” volumes continue to feature a diverse mix of author nationality, ethnicity, and gender along with the time period in which the works were written or set.

Each volume of Short Stories For Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 14 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. Within the pages of Short Stories For Students, young researchers will discover everything they need to complete homework assignments and lead classroom discussions.

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.

See Table of Contents for the works included in this volume. Please note that the entire For Students series is available in ebook format.

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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

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

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410365662 | ISBN-13: 9781410365668

Table of Contents

Bright and Morning Star, by Richard Wright.
Everyday Use, by Alice Walker.
The Gift of the Maji, by O. Henry .
A Good Man Is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor.
The Interlopers, by Saki.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving.
The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant.
The Nightingale and the Rose, by Oscar Wilde.
Paul's Case, by Willa Cather.
The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick.
Sweat, by Zora Neale Hurston.
A Temporary Matter, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien.
The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.