short stories

Earlier this year I introduced Jgirl15 to The Short Story. I remembered from my own time at school, one in particular; The Sniper. She read it along with quite a few others from the following lists, and delcared my favourite  to also be hers. Her next-in-line-brother enjoyed it equally.

The list of classic short stories from which The Sniper was taken, is here. Another list is here.
Bibliomania list (you’ll need to click on short story)

Ambleside Online has a collection of individual stories, which I take the liberty of copying here (plus I’ve found extra links and alphabeticised the list by author’s surname):

Sherwood Anderson (I’m a Fool)
John Barth (Lost in the Funhouse)
Saul Bellow (Looking for Mr. Green)
Raymond Carver (Cathedral)
Anton Chekhov (Gooseberries)
Stephen Crane (The Open Boat)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Grand Inquisitor)
William Faulkner (A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Babylon Revisited)
E. M. Forster (The Machine Stops)
Gustave Flaubert (A Simple Heart)
John Gardner (Redemption)
Nikolai Gogol (The Overcoat; audio here)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (Young Goodman Brown; My Kinsman, Major Molineux)
Ernest Hemingway (A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; Hills Like White Elephants)O Henry (Ransom of Red Chief)
Sarah Orne Jewett (Miss Tempy’s Watchers)
James Joyce (The Dead)
Somerset Maugham (Rain)
Herman Melville (Bartleby the Scrivener)
Flannery O’Connor (Judgment Day; Everything That Rises Must Converge; Revelation)
Tillie Olsen (I Stand Here Ironing)
Dorothy Parker (You Were Perfectly Fine)
Edgar Allen Poe (The Fall of the House of Usher)
Saki (Hector.H. Munro) (The Open Window)
James Thurber (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Leo Tolstoy (How Much Land Does a Man Need?)
Mark Twain (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County)
John Updike (A & P; Ace in the Hole)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Harrison Bergeron)
Eudora Welty (Why I Live at the P.O.)

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