By Kathleen Wilson
This quantity offers details on 20 brief tales. It comprises concise synopses of the storys' plots, characters and issues in addition to a short writer biography, a dialogue of the story's cultural and historic importance and excerpted feedback.
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Short Stories for Students: Volume 4 Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories by Kathleen Wilson