Обложка книги The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose)

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose)

ISBN: 019280376X;
Издательство: Oxford University Press
Страниц: 480

Book DescriptionFrom Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy through Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf, right up to Graham Greene, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, and many others, The Oxford Book of English Short Stories exhibits the capacious and often capricious nature of the English literary sensibility." There is English empiricism, English pragmatism, English starkness, English humor, English satire, English horror, and English whimsy," notes A.S. Byatt in surveying the stories she has selected. "There are characteristic mixed modes which seem to go back further than Austen and Defoe to Chaucer and Shakespeare." Byatt shows us the links between stories, the literary currents that both connect and distinguish writers as diverse as Mary Mann, V.S. Pritchett, P.G. Wodehouse, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Alan Sillitoe. And although the thirty-seven stories gathered here range from socialish realism to surreal fantasy, from rural poverty...

Похожие книги:

Book DescriptionAn anthology of fantasy stories selecte…

Norma Shapiro, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
A comprehensive, flexible, and up-to-date vocabulary re…

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro
A comprehensive, flexible, and up-to-date vocabulary re…

Michael Patterson
Anyone with an academic, professional, amateur, or recr…

Alan Davidson, Helen Saberi
Twenty years in the making, the first edition of Alan D…
The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization aims to br…
From the best-selling author of The Professor and the M…
Acclaimed by language professionals the world over, the…
The Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion offers a …
Authoritative, up-to-date, and with exceptionally clear…
`The Oxford Russian Dictionary` is the new standard Eng…
`The Oxford Russian Dictionary` is the new standard Eng…
Rudyard Kipling is undoubtedly among the great short st…
As we get into the twenty-first century, the concept of…
Book DescriptionThe Oxford History of Western Art is an…
Book DescriptionRepresenting a literary tradition from …
Book DescriptionAdulterous love, marital love, virginal…