Bild nicht verfügbar

The Oxford Book of Short Stories

Chosen by V. S. Pritchett

ISBN 10: 019282113X / ISBN 13: 9780192821133
Verlag: Oxford University Press, 1988
Gebraucht Softcover
Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 5,75 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 5,60 Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen

Angeboten von

BookLovers of Bath
Peasedown St. John, BATH, Vereinigtes Königreich

5 Sterne

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 4. November 2009

Beschreibung

| B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 547pp. Bibliography. | First in this, paperback, edition. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages gently age tanned. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 173068

Anzahl: 1

Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen

Bibliografische Details

Titel: The Oxford Book of Short Stories

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Paperback

Über diesen Titel

Inhaltsangabe:

Only V.S. Pritchett, one of the most distinguished living writers of short stories in English, could tackle the daunting task of compiling a short story anthology, a project that entails displaying in a single volume the wealth and variety of an art that spans over 200 years and has evolved out of many divergent literary traditions. Accepting the challenge, Pritchett has chosen over forty stories written in the English language during the period between the early nineteenth century and the present day.
Since the time of Sir Walter Scott, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Great Britain, America, and especially Ireland have developed great traditions of short-story writing, which Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, John Updike, and V.S. Pritchett himself have perpetuated in this century. Demonstrating the full range of invention and ability within the genre, Pritchett includes a sampling of stories by such Irish masters as James Joyce, Frank O'Connor, and Liam O'Flaherty, as well as stories by Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, and Australian writers.
In the Introduction, Pritchett stresses that the collection does not necessarily contain "the best" short stories. Instead, he has chosen these stories based on his own personal tastes seasoned by "seventy years of passionate addiction to the short story and fifty years as a fellow writer" in the art. Rejecting over-anthologized stories in favor of ones previously overlooked, Pritchett brings together some of the most original examples of this changing art. In this way, The New Oxford Book of Short Stories bears witness to the talent of the past and the talent that continues to flourish.

About the Author:


About the Editor:
Sir Victor Pritchett is a novelist, short-story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle; a highly acclaimed collection of short stories, On the Edge of the Cliff; two books of criticism, The Myth Makers and The Tale Bearers; a biography of Turgenev, The Gentle Barbarian; and the classic travel book, The Spanish Temper.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Anbieterinformationen

BookLovers of Bath is based in the rural idyll of Peasedown St. John in Somerset (God's Own Country) in the south west of England and actually very nearly in Bath. After 20 years of being “internet only” I have now opened a shop, Fact or Fable, in the premises of our now-closed Post Office. With over 20,000 books in stock and another 5,000 or so in the shop I run an old-fashioned book business with every book listed, graded, picked, packed and posted by my own fair hand… abetted by my Jack Russells who are really, not, helpful.

Zur Homepage des Verkäufers

Geschäftsbedingungen:

As a distance seller based in England, I am required to abide by the terms of the ¿Distance Selling Act¿, details of which are freely available. This ensures that you have the highest degree of protection when purchasing from me. Alongside that, I prefer to treat my customers in the manner that I expect to be treated; my guarantee is complete satisfaction or your money back¿ I aim to please, not just for the one book sale but to ensure that should you require another book, another time that my n...

Mehr Information
Versandinformationen:

The book price includes 2nd class shipping by Royal Mail (up to 1Kg.) within the United Kingdom. Shipping (all by air, 3-5 days or 7-20 days) rates outside of the UK are reduced accordingly to reflect this. Insurance and expedited shipping is available ¿ please use the ¿ask the bookseller a question¿ button for details.

Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen

Zahlungsarten
akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

PayPal Banküberweisung