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The World's Greatest Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 28 Jul 2006

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (28 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486447162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486447162
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whoever interested in world literature; specifically in short stories, I should say it's worth reading this small collection. You can get Melville, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Kipling, Chekhov, Rilke, Mann, Lawrence, Joyce, Pirandello, Kafka, Hemingway, Achebe, Updike & more here. World is big enough to hold in this small edition. Still covered UK, USA, France, Russia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Nigeria & Argentina. Advanced readers may want even more but good for who are new or after classics. These stories are considered to be all time GREAT from all over the world.
I don't like the line spaces though. Too clumsy for me! But well printed! Nicely Designed! Well Binding!
Recommended!

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Some of these pieces are neither short nor stories but that's not always a bad thing - for example, the final piece, 'Borges and I', is an insightful two paragraph piece on the dual-identity of public personalities.

On the other hand, if you're looking for tightly plotted stories - I'd look elsewhere. As these are works by 'the greats' so to speak, they tend to substitute plot for deep ideas, beautiful description and the inner psyche of their characters - which is okay - if you like that sort of thing...
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A little bit disappointed, as a great lover of short stories I was hoping for stories similar the great authors such as Guy de Maupassant and Roald Dahl, however these stories had profound meanings which I struggled to grasp (it felt a little like the English GCSE Literature Anthology) and often ended abruptly with no real story line. I find it hard to believe these are the world's greatest short stories, as the Yellow Wallpaper was terribly confusing. Perhaps I am not appreciative enough of their literary greatness.
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The World's Greatest Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

I got this collection hoping there would be some good short stories to read to my weekly audiance of the elderly blind people near where i live. Alas, they were not impressed by this collection. And i think they are right to some extent. Maybe some short stories are best read with eyes rather than be read aloud??

I am still finding my reading voice, which could be partly to blame?
But for that price for all these stories it seemed worth a buy, but i think we are going to keep it on the shelf as a 'last resort'. OOOOppps!
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A nice easy going short stories that was easy to follow but very entertaining. Shall look for similar in future.
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