Fifth Edition   ©2017

40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology

Beverly Lawn (Adelphi University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03538-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03538-9; Format: Paper Text, 544 pages
40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a diverse selection of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of courses, including introduction to fiction, creative writing, introduction to literature, or literature-based composition.