50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world’s finest short fiction.
The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and O’Connor.
The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common—the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the world’s fiction.
Milton Crane was professor emeritus of English at George Washington University and of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He was the author of several books and articles on English literature, as well as the editor of the… More about Milton Crane