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1900-1945

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Written by MILTON CRANE

Format: Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Bantam Classics

On Sale: 08/01/1983

Price: $7.99

ISBN: 978-0-553-27745-6

50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world's finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan and O'Connor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common--the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the world's fiction.

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Written by UPTON SINCLAIR
Contribution by MORRIS DICKSTEIN

Format: Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Bantam Classics

On Sale: 09/01/1981

Price: $5.95

ISBN: 978-0-553-21245-7

In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the...

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Written by GERTRUDE STEIN

Format: Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/12/1958

Price: $7.96

ISBN: 978-0-394-70153-0

The unforgettable stories of three women, told with poignancy and compassion by one of the most important writers of our century.

"Three Lives, more radically than any other work of the time in English, brought the language back to life. Not the life of the peasantry or the emotions or the proletariat but life as it was lived by everybody living in the century, the average or normal life as the naturalists had seen it. Gertrude Stein in this work tried to coordinate the composition of the...

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Format: Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Dell

On Sale: 03/15/1954

Price: $7.99

ISBN: 978-0-440-37864-8

With works by Henry James, Stephen Crane, John Cheever, James Joyce--and many others. An outstanding collection of 35 American and British pieces of fiction from the first half of the 20th century.

PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Editor’s Note • “Impulse,” Conrad Aiken • “A Bottle of Milk for Mother,” Nelson Algren • “The Egg,” Sherwood Anderson • “Torch Song,” John Cheever • “Witch’s Money,” John Collier • “An Outpost of Progress,” Joseph Conrad • “The Third Prize,” A. E. Coppard • “The Bride...

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