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Poe is the earliest master of the short-story who was conscious of its possibilities and of its limitations.—Note to The Fall of the House of Usher
Brander
Mathews
The Short-Story: Specimens Illustrating Its Development
 
Edited with Introduction and Notes by Brander Matthews, LL.D.
 
With a selection of 23 short stories from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century, Brander Matthews—a pioneer of dramatic scholarship and professor at Columbia University—demonstrates, “the slow evolution of this literary species through the long centuries of advancing civilization.”
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Prefatory Note  Introduction  Appendix
 
NEW YORK: AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, 1907
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
  1. The Husband of Aglaes  from “Gesta Romanorum”  [notes]
  2. The Story of Griselda  by Boccaccio  [notes]
  3. Constantia and Theodosius  by Joseph Addison  [notes]
  4. Rip Van Winkle  by Washington Irving  [notes]
  5. Dream-Children; A Revery  by Charles Lamb  [notes]
  6. Wandering Willie’s Tale  by Walter Scott  [notes]
  7. Mateo Falcone  by Prosper Mérimée  [notes]
  8. The Shot  by Alexander Pushkin  [notes]
  9. The Steadfast Tin Soldier  by Hans Christian Andersen  [notes]
  10. The Fall of the House of Usher  by Edgar Allan Poe  [notes]
  11. The Ambitious Guest  by Nathaniel Hawthorne  [notes]
  12. A Child’s Dream of a Star  by Charles Dickens  [notes]
  13. What Was It? A Mystery  by Fitz-James O’Brien  [notes]
  14. The Father  by Björnstjerne Björnson  [notes]
  15. Tennessee’s Partner  by Bret Harte  [notes]
  16. The Siege of Berlin  by Alphonse Daudet  [notes]
  17. The Insurgent  by Ludovic Halévy  [notes]
  18. The Substitute  by François Coppée  [notes]
  19. Mrs. Knollys  by Frederic J. Stimson  [notes]
  20. The Necklace  by Guy de Maupassant  [notes]
  21. Markheim  by Robert Louis Stevenson  [notes]
  22. The Man Who Was  by Rudyard Kipling  [notes]
  23. A Sisterly Scheme  by H. C. Bunner  [notes]



 
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