From haunting ghost stories
to classic fairy tales, Going Public … In Shorts! is a collection of forty classic and
lesser-known works by history’s greatest writers.
Among the stories included
are “The Death of a Government Clerk,” Anton Chekhov’s defining vignette; “The
Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Mark Twain’s comedic story that
earned him national fame; “The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry’s masterful
Christmastime tale about love and sacrifice; and “The Story of an Hour,” Kate
Chopin’s enduring feminist work about a frail woman and her dead husband.
included are lesser-known stories such as “Brown Wolf,” a short tale by Jack
London; “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” an early thriller-romance by F. Scott
Fitzgerald; “The Spectre Bridegroom,” a folk tale–style ghost story by
Washington Irving; and “The Prophets’ Paradise,” a dreamlike narrative by
Robert W. Chambers.
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