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SHORT-STORIES

EDITED BY

L. A. PITTENGER, A.M.

CRITIC IN ENGLISH, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1914

All rights reserved

11.7.14

MAY 12 1937

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Set up and electrotyped. Published November, 1913. Reprinted January, July, 1914.

Norwood Press
J. 8. Cushing Co. - Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

A PREFATORY NOTE

This collection of short-stories does not illustrate the history of short-story writing, nor does it pretend that these are the ten best stories ever written, but it does attempt to present selections from a list of the greatest short-stories that have proved, in actual use, most beneficial to high school students.

The introduction presents a concise statement of the essentials of the history, qualities, and composition of the short-story. A brief biography of each author and a criticism covering the main characteristics of his writings serve as starting points for the recitation. The references following both the biography and criticism are given in order that the study of the short-story may be amplified, and that high school teachers may build a systematic and serviceable library about their class work in the teaching of the story. The collateral readings, listed after each story, will aid in the creation of a suitable atmosphere for the story studied, and explain many questions developed in the recitation. Only such definitions as are not easily found in school dictionaries are included in the notes.

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