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Jan 13, 2009 | ISBN 9780307270870

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Love Stories (Everyman’s Library) encompasses everything from the unabashedly erotic (Colette) to the sardonically doomed (Dorothy Parker). In literature, as in love, there’s something for everyone.” –Vogue

“Love in its vagrant and contradictory forms animate these classic stories from Colette, de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dorothy Parker, and the strong contemporary tales by Tobias Wolff, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lorrie Moore, and Ali Smith. . . . Tesdell has an especially good eye for a classic writer’s most resonant story.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer

“This is a book about love in which none of the stories lapses into sentimentality. . . . Wonderfully amusing . . . fabulously funny . . . I read this book with a mounting sense of marvel. It is a triumph of the anthologist’s skill: moving, artful, unceasingly entertaining. . . . This is a book to cherish, to give to your lover, and to escape joyfully into at the first sign of flying saucers.” –The Spectator

“A more cynical celebration than Valentine’s Day, which exists chiefly to sell greeting cards and get absent-minded men in trouble, is hard to imagine. Fortunately, Diana Secker Tesdell and Everyman’s Pocket Classics offer an antidote to this coarsening of human emotion. Love Stories, a collection of tales by notable authors past and present, show yet again the capacity of literature—in the form of clear-sighted sensibility and the application of mildly elevated language—to renew the weariest heart. . . . The book as a whole … is a matter of deep reading pleasure, refracting the awful beauty and power of love in varied aspects, times, cultures.” –South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“A marvelous Valentine’s Day gift for literary lovers.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Table Of Contents

Guy de Maupassant, Clair de Lune

Italo Calvino, Blood, Sea

T. Coraghessan Boyle, Swept Away

Elizabeth Bowen, Dead Mabelle

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams

Colette, Armande

D. H. Lawrence, The Horse Dealer’s Daughter

Roald Dahl, Mr Botibol

Gabriel García Márquez, The Woman Who Came at Six O’clock

Yasunari Kawabata, Immortality

Dorothy Parker, Here We Are

Katherine Mansfield, The Stranger

Tobias Wolff, Lady’s Dream

Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

Vladimir Nabokov, ‘That In Aleppo Once . . .’

William Trevor, The Room

Jhumpa Lahiri, A Temporary Matter

Lorrie Moore, Terrific Mother

Ali Smith, May


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