How to Study "The Best Short Stories"
Read the story before taking up the exercises.
Consult the biographical data in the Yearbooks for 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1918 to study this book. 1919, 1920, 1921, and 1922 are links to more best stories for your enjoyment.
Observe to what extent the various authors have reflected the country or region in which they have lived. What conclusions do you draw?
Many of the stories conform to the laws of the "Greek Unities" Name them.
The following list is composed of the stories analyzed for the study of this book.
* I will add stories from "How to Study The Best Short Stories," as I find them.
- A Simple Act of Piety by Achmed Abdullah
- The Sacrificial Alter by Gertrude Atherton
- The Excursion By Edwina Stanton Babcock
- Cruelties by Edwina Stanton Babcock
- Onnie by Thomas Beer
- Miss Willett by Barry Benefield
- Supers by Frederick Booth
- Buster by Katharine Holland Brown
- Fog by Dana Burnet
- The Water-Hole by Maxwell Struthers Burt
- A Cup of Tea by Maxwell Struthers Burt
- Ma's Pretties by Francis Buzzell
- Chautonville by Will Levington Comfort
- Laughter by Charles Caldwell Dobie
- The Open Window by Charles Caldwell Dobie
- The Lost Phoebe by Theodore Dreiser
- La Derniere Mobilisation by W. A. Dwiggins
- The Emperor of Elamy by H. G. Dwight
- The Citizen by James Francis Dwyer
- The Gay Old Dog by Edna Ferber
- Blind Vision by Mary Mitchell Freedley
- Imagination by Gordon Hall Gerould
- The Knight's Move by Katharine Fullerton Gerould
- In Maulmain Fever-Ward by George Gilbert
- A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
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