Modern short stories - Everyman's library No. 954

Modern short stories Everyman s library No The Lagoon Joseph Conrad The miracle of Purun Bhagat Rudyard Kipling Jeff Peters as a personal magnet O Henry Tobermory Saki Louise W Somerset Maugham Mr Pim and the Holy Crumb T F Powys I m a

  • Title: Modern short stories - Everyman's library No. 954
  • Author: John Hadfield
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 The Lagoon Joseph Conrad2 The miracle of Purun Bhagat Rudyard Kipling3 Jeff Peters as a personal magnet O Henry4 Tobermory Saki5 Louise W Somerset Maugham6 Mr Pim and the Holy Crumb T.F.Powys7 I m a fool Sherwood Anderson8 The Green Drake A E Coppard9 The Story of the Siren E.M Forster10 The Fiery Wooing of Mordred P.G Wodehouse11 Cl1 The Lagoon Joseph Conrad2 The miracle of Purun Bhagat Rudyard Kipling3 Jeff Peters as a personal magnet O Henry4 Tobermory Saki5 Louise W Somerset Maugham6 Mr Pim and the Holy Crumb T.F.Powys7 I m a fool Sherwood Anderson8 The Green Drake A E Coppard9 The Story of the Siren E.M Forster10 The Fiery Wooing of Mordred P.G Wodehouse11 Clay James Joyce12 Second best D.H Lawrence13 Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty Stacy Aumonier14 The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield15 The desert islander Stella Benson16 Wax Gerald Bullett17 The Ghost Richard Hughes18 Sense of Humour V.S.Pritchett19 Alexander H.E Bates20 Ever fall in love with a Midget William Saroyan

    One thought on “Modern short stories - Everyman's library No. 954”

    1. As a collection of short stories from the first 40 years of the 20th century, this isn't too bad. There are some big names (Joyce, Kipling, Conrad, Lawrence, Mansfield, Maugham, Saki), although they're not always represented by their best work. Some of the American stories, which take the form of tall tales or jokes with a twist in the tale didn't really work for me, including, surprisingly, the O. Henry. What I enjoyed much more was the understated English humour of the stories by T.F. Powys, S [...]

    2. I liked most of it, but I noticed that the authors are in love with details , too much details in most of the stories , that was exhausting !

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