The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories

The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories

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Includes 33 stories of the American South from such literary luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Walker, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, Truman Capote, Alice Childress, Flannery O'Connor, and many others.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451523952
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: Signet Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dorothy Abbott is the editor of several anthologies, including The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories and the multi-volume Mississippi Writers: Relections of Childhood and Youth, a series by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

Susan H. Koppelman is a feminist literary historian and anthologist. Her credits include Two Friends and Other 19th-Century American Lesbian Stories, Between Mothers and Daughters, The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe, and The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories. The PCA/ACA's Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture is given in her honor.

Table of Contents

The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short StoriesWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS: Confessions of a Murderer (1829)
EDGAR ALLAN POE: A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844)
SUSAN PETIGRU KING: A Marriage of Persuasion (1857)
GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE: Jean-ah Poquelin (1875)
CHARLES W. CHESTNUTT: The Sheriff's Children (1889)
KATE CHOPIN: La Belle Zoraïde (1894)
ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON: Tony's Wife (1899)
SARAH BARNWELL ELLIOTT: The Heart of It (late 1890s)
ELLEN GLASGOW: Dare's Gift (1917)
ZORA NEALE HURSTON: Drenched in Light (1924)
WILLIAM FAULKNER: Dry September (1930)
ERSKINE CALDWELL: Kneel to the Rising Sun (1935)
CAROLINE GORDON: The Last Day in the Field (1935)
ROBERT PENN WARREN: When the Light Gets Green (1936)
RICHARD WRIGHT: Big Boy Leaves Home (1936)
MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS: The Pelican's Shadow (1940)
CARSON MCCULLERS: A Tree * A Rock * A Cloud (1942)
FRANK YERBY: Health Card (1944)
TENNSSEE WILLIAMS: The Angel in the Alcove (1948)
EUDORA WELTY: No Place for You, My Love (1952)
NANCY HALE: The New Order (1954)
TRUMAN CAPOTE: A Christmas Memory (1956)
ALICE CHILDRESS: Northerners Can Be So Smug (1956)
ELIZABETH SPENCER: First Dark (1959)
ELLEN DOUGLAS: On the Lake (1961)
ERNEST J. GAINES: The Sky Is Gray (1963)
PETER TAYLOR: Two Pilgrims (1963)
FLANNERY O'CONNOR: Revelation (1964)
DIANE OLIVER: Neighbors (1966)
ARNA BONTEMPS: Talk to the Music (1971)
DORIS BETTS: The Ugliest Pilgrim (1973)
ALICE WALKER: Everyday Use (1973)

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