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The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, Volume 1 Daniel Defoe to John Buchan.Thirty five stories by thirty five authors, all significant writers of English literature It s like travelling through the history of the British short story, from 1705 to 1925.It begins with Daniel Defoe s A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal, the title itself giving a clue to this verbose and incomprehensible affair which I found almost unreadable Then follows Swift s advice to his footman, typically The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, Volume 1 Daniel Defoe to John Buchan.Thirty five stories by thirty five authors, all significant writers of English literature It s like travelling through the history of the British short story, from 1705 to 1925.It begins with Daniel Defoe s A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal, the title itself giving a clue to this verbose and incomprehensible affair which I found almost unreadable Then follows Swift s advice to his footman, typically satirical, and a surprisingly unexpected story of a lesbian crossdressing deceiver by Henry Fielding.T A truly awesome selection of 36 early British short stories, all by different authors, originally published between 1705 and 1926 The authors include a few that are still quite well known, together with others that have lost favour and vanished in the elapsed time Consequently, the style varies considerably, yet the quality is high throughout For example, Wonderful and varied collection of short stories, starting with a story by Daniel Defoe written in the early eighteens century I ve been dipping into this book over the last two years Now on to the second volume of Philip Hensher s selections, covering mos I love short stories and knew that this magisterial collection of the best of British short stories would be a must have A few not so subtle hints later it magically appeared in my Christmas stocking I ve been alternating reading it with my other books and am quite surprised that I ve got through the first volume by mid May It s a beautifully produced book and wonderfully edited and introduced by Philip Hensher I d only read three of the stories of the many contained in this first volume th I love short stories and knew that this magisterial collection of t Hilarious, Exuberant, Subtle, Tender, Brutal, Spectacular, And Above All Unexpected These Two Extraordinary Volumes Contain The Limitless Possibilities Of The British Short Story This Is The First Anthology Capacious Enough To Celebrate The Full Diversity And Energy Of Its Writers, Subjects And Tones The Most Famous Authors Are Here, And Many Others, Including Some Magnificent Stories Never Republished Since Their First Appearance In Magazines And Periodicals The Penguin Book Of The British Short Story Has A Permanent Authority, And Will Be Reached For Year In And Year Out.This Volume Takes The Story From Its Origins With Defoe, Swift And Fielding To The Golden Age Of The Fin De Si Cle And Edwardian Period.Edited And With An Introduction By Philip Hensher, The Award Winning Novelist, Critic And Journalist. 823.0108 P3988 2015 The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, Volume 1


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