The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories

The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories A collection of short stories by authors such as Thomas Hardy Kingsley Amis Virginia Woolf D H Lawrence Joyce Cary James Joyce Muriel Spark and others

  • Title: The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories
  • Author: Christopher Dolley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of 15 short stories by authors such as Thomas Hardy, Kingsley Amis, Virginia Woolf, D.H Lawrence, Joyce Cary, James Joyce, Muriel Spark and others.

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    1. This collection of short stories has something coquette about it, with that statement I mean that many of the stories here are coquettish in between the traditional short story frame of an anxiety driven plot. It's not a modern collection by any means, and the short story that most pleased me happened to be Mr. Hardy's "The Distracted Preacher" simply because it was the most humorous, and more of a novelette.

    2. Book that I read for college. We had to read the short stories by Mansfield, Lawrence, Joyce and Woolf. It wasn't interesting I just don't know why they picked that ! Especilly Lawrence's story I really don't like this writer. I just don't get him. I had to read The Fox last year and it was horrible. Anyway I did like Woolf's story.

    3. Decent but not superlative. Too many of the better stories (Woolf, Joyce, Lawrence, Greene) have been anthologized elsewhere. The rest are a bit lackluster.

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