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Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Fiction, 13th edition

  • James H. Pickering

Published by Pearson (November 26th 2014) - Copyright © 2014

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For Introduction to the Short Story and Introduction to Fiction.

A collection of carefully chosen, interesting stories with literary merit, the best-selling text-anthology Fiction 100 continues to offer instructors the flexibility to organize their courses in a format that best suits their pedagogical needs. Intended to ignite students' curiosity, imagination, and intelligence, these selections represent a wide variety of subject matter, theme, literary technique, and style. International in scope, it illustrates the development of short fiction from the early 19th century to the present day, and features 128 traditional and contemporary works organized alphabetically by author.


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Table of contents

Louisa May Alcott, “Contraband” 


Sherman Alexie, “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”


Sherwood Anderson, “The Egg” 


Margaret Atwood, “Rape Fantasies” 


Mary Hunter Austin, “The Basket Maker” 


James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”


Toni Cade Bambara, “The Lesson”


Andrea Barrett, “The Littoral Zone”  


John Barth, “Lost in the Funhouse”


Rick Bass, “Antlers”  *


Ann Beattie, “Janus”


Alison Bechdel, From Fun Home *


Saul Bellow, “Looking for Mr. Green”


Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”


Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths”


Elizabeth Bowen, “The Demon Lover”


Kay Boyle, “Astronomer’s Wife”


T. Coraghessan Boyle, “Greasy Lake” *


Ray Bradbury, “August 2002: Night Meeting”


Raymond Carver, “Cathedral”


Willa Cather, “Paul’s Case”


John Cheever, “The Swimmer” *


Anton Chekhov, “The Darling”


Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the Dog”


Kate Chopin, “The Storm”


Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour”

Sandra Cisneros, “The House on Mango Street”


Samuel L. Clemens, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”


Grace Stone Coates, “Wild Plums”


Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”


Stephen Crane, “The Blue Hotel”


Stephen Crane, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”


Charles Dickens, “The Signal-Man” *


E.L. Doctorow, "Wakefield"

Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” *


Fedor Dostoevski, “The Grand Inquisitor”


Anne Enright, “Natalie”  *


Ralph Ellison, “King of the Bingo Game”


Louise Erdrich, “The Red Convertible” 


William Faulkner, “Barn Burning”


William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” 


F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Winter Dreams”


E. M. Forster, “The Road from Colonus”  

Mary Wilkins Freeman, “A New England Nun”


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”


Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “If I Were a Man”


Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wall-Paper”


Susan Glaspell, “A Jury of Her Peers”


Nickolai Gogol, “The Overcoat”


Nadine Gordimer, “A Beneficiary” 


Thomas Hardy, “The Three Strangers”


Bret Harte, “Tennessee’s Partner”


Nathaniel Hawthorne “My Kinsman, Major Molineux”


Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown”


Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants”


Pam Houston, “How to Talk to a Hunter”


Washington Irving, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”


Washington Irving, “Rip Van Winkle”


Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery”


W. W. Jacobs, “The Monkey’s Paw” 


Henry James, “The Real Thing”


Gish Jen, “In the American Society” 


Sarah Orne Jewett, “A White Heron”


Ha Jin, “Saboteur”


James Joyce, “Araby”


James Joyce, “The Dead”


Bel Kaufman, “Sunday in the Park” 


Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” *


W. P. Kinsella, “Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa”


Rudyard Kipling, “They”


William Kittredge, “We Are Not in This Together” 


Jhumpa Lahiri, “Interpreter of Maladies” *


D.H. Lawrence, “Odour of Chrysanthemums” *


Ursula K. Le Guin, “Horse Camp”


Doris Lessing, “Wine”


Jack London, “To Build a Fire”


Katherine Mansfield, “Her First Ball”


Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill”


Bobbie-Ann Mason, “Shiloh” *


Guy De Maupassant, “The Necklace”


Guy De Maupassant, “Rust”


Maile Meloy, “Travis, B.” 


Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener”


Alice Munro, “Passion” *


H. H. Munro (“Saki”), “The Open Window” 


H.H. Munro (“Saki”), “Sredni Vashtar”


Joyce Carol Oates, “The Lady with the Pet Dog”


Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going?  Where Have You Been?” *


Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”


Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”


Frank O’Connor, “Guests of the Nation”


Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”


Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”


Katherine Anne Porter, “The Grave” 


Annie Proulx, “Them Old Cowboy Songs” *


Annette Sanford, “Nobody Listens When I Talk”


George Saunders, “Puppy”  *


Irwin Shaw, “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses”


Leslie Marmon Silko, “Yellow Woman”


Isaac Bashevis Singer, “Gimpel the Fool”


John Steinbeck, “The Chrysanthemums”


Robert Louis Stevenson, “Markheim” 


Bram Stoker, “Dracula’s Guest” *


Amy Tan, “Two Kinds” *


Shaun Tan, From The Arrival *


James Thurber, “The Catbird Seat”


Leo Tolstoy, “The Death of Ivan Ilych”


Judy Troy, “The Order of Things” *


Ivan Turgenev, “The Country Doctor”


John Updike, “A&P” *


John Updike, “Separating”


Alice Walker, “Nineteen Fifty-Five” *


Eudora Welty, “A Worn Path”   


Dorothy West, “My Baby”


Edith Wharton, “Roman Fever” *


William Carlos Williams, “The Use of Force”


Tobias Wolff, “Powder”


Richard Wright, “The Man Who Was Almost a Man”

Patricia Zelver, "Love Letters"

Biographical Notes

A Short Story Handbook


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