Short Stories

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

    Richard Bausch

    Eighth Edition

    One of the most celebrated writers and teachers of fiction, Richard Bausch, pairs his insight and inspiration with Norton’s trusted editorial standards to deliver the finest teaching anthology available.More

  2. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

    Richard Bausch

    Shorter Eighth Edition

    One of the most celebrated writers and teachers of fiction, Richard Bausch, pairs his insight and inspiration with Norton’s trusted editorial standards to deliver the finest teaching anthology available.More

  1. Book ImageThe Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

    Second Edition

    This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to The Scarlet Letter—Hawthorne’s most widely read novel—as well as to the five short prose works—“Mrs. Hutchinson,” “Endicott and the Red Cross,” “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and “The Birth-mark”—that closely relate to the 1850 novel.More

  2. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Second Edition

    “I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.”
    —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los AngelesMore

  3. Book ImageGuy de Maupassant's Selected Works

    Guy de Maupassant, Robert Lethbridge, Sandra Smith

    “Smith successfully captures Maupassant’s depiction of nineteenth-century French culture using terminology that allows these wonderful texts to reach a fresh generation of readers. A solid translation of some wonderful short stories.”
    —Library Journal
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  4. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Stories

    Anton Chekhov, Cathy Popkin

    Fifty-two stories spanning Chekhov’s career.More

  5. Book ImageNathaniel Hawthorne's Tales

    James McIntosh, Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Second Edition

    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s best-loved tales are now available in a revised Norton Critical Edition.More

  6. Book ImageThe Arabian Nights

    Husain Haddawy, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Muhsin Mahdi

    This Norton Critical Edition includes twenty-eight tales from The Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy on the basis of the oldest existing Arabic manuscript.More

  7. Book ImageIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”—Financial TimesMore

  8. Book ImageThe Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Ian Higgins, Claude Rawson

    This Norton Critical Edition is the fullest single-volume collection of Jonathan Swift's writings, encompassing not only the major prose satires—A Tale of the Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Modest Proposal—but also a large number of other works, including his most important poems and political writings. The texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations by Ian Higgins, thirty illustrations, and a full introduction by Claude Rawson. This is an indispensable edition for scholar and student alike.More

  9. Book ImageThe Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories

    Ellen Litman

    "[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageTolstoy's Short Fiction

    Leo Tolstoy, Michael R. Katz

    Second Edition

    Leo Tolstoy’s short works, like his novels, show readers his narrative genius, keen observation, and historical acumen—albeit on a smaller scale.More

  11. Book ImageKafka's Selected Stories

    Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold

    In 1945, W. H. Auden remarked that Kafka stands in the same relation to his century as Shakespeare does to his—Kafka is the representative of the twentieth century, the poet who gives it its voice.More

  12. Book ImageDubliners

    James Joyce, Margot Norris

    Dubliners is arguably the best-known and most influential collection of short stories written in English, and has been since its publication in 1914.More

  13. Book ImageThree Lives and Q.E.D.

    Gertrude Stein, Marianne DeKoven

    This Norton Critical Edition includes both Three Lives and Q.E.D., first published in 1909 and 1950, respectively.More

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