Perfect Short Stories

Ten great short story collections, featuring the stories featured in our Ten Perfect Short Stories feature.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

G. K. Chesterton

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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the ...

Sixty Stories

Donald Barthelme and David Gates

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This collection of Donald Barthelme’s literary output during the 1960s and 1970s covers the period when the writer came to prominence, producing the stories, satires, ...

Paris Stories

Mavis Gallant, introduction by Michael Ondaatje

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A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to “The New Yorker” for close to fifty years who has, in the words of ...

Complete Stories

Flannery O’Connor

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This is the complete collection of stories from one of the most original and powerful American writers of the twentieth century. Including A Good Man is Hard to Find and ...

Selected Stories

D. H. Lawrence, edited by Sue Wilson, introduction by Louise Welsh

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Presents a collection of ten stories, which develops from early realism towards myth and fairy tale, murder, and ghost stories.