Short Stories Summaries

Lamb to the Slaughter

  • Last updated on May 16, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories image image caption Penguin 60s Edition author Roald Dahl country United Kingdom language English language genre(s) Short story publisher Penguin release date 1953 media type Hardback pages 87 isbn 0146000552 Despite arguably being best known for his children’s works, Roald Dahl also wrote fiction […]

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The Yellow Wallpaper

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Yellow Wallpaper image image caption 1901 Edition author Charlotte Perkins Gilman country America language English language genre(s) Short Story publisher – release date 1892 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 65 isbn 9387598993 Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic 1892 short story The Yellow Wallpaper has not only become an icon of […]

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The Things They Carried

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Things They Carried image image caption 1998 Broadway Books Edition author Tim O’Brien country America language English language genre(s) Short Story publisher Broadway Books release date 1990 media type Paperback pages 246 isbn 0767902890 The Things They Carried is a collection of shorts stories by Tim O’Brien, centered around the […]

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The Story of an Hour

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Story of an Hour image image caption TaleBlazers edition author Kate Chopin country America language English language genre(s) Short story publisher TaleBlazers release date 1894 media type Paperback pages 32 isbn 078915479X Kate Chopin’s classic short piece The Story of an Hour is an important feminist work highlighting the freedom […]

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The Lottery

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Lottery image image caption Tale Blazers Edition author Shirley Jackson country America language English language genre(s) Short Story publisher Tale Blazers release date 1948 media type Paperback pages 30 isbn 1563127873 Character Summaries Tessie Hutchinson Tessie is a young woman who is the unfortunate winner of the lottery. The lottery […]

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Sweat

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Book” Title Sweat Link http://www.enotes.com/sweat Author Hurston, Zora Neale From Wikipedia:   Sweat is a short story consisting of only 4743 words. (about 15 pages) by the American writer Zora Neale Hurston, first published in 1926. The story revolves around a washerwoman and her unemployed, insecure husband. Robert E. Hemenway, the Chancellor of University of Kansas and the author of a […]

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Errand

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Book” Title Errand Link http://www.enotes.com/errand Author Carver, Raymond Excerpt from Errand by Raymond Carver. The New Yorker, June 1, 1987 P. 30 In March of 1897 Chekhov was dining at an elegant restaurant in Moscow when blood began gushing from his mouth. He returned to his hotel, and later, after another hemorrhage, allowed himself to […]

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Casting Shadows

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

”’Casting Shadows (Anthology) (2009) ”’ © Joleen Kuyper Jo Robertson, E. J. Tett (2009) Casting Shadows is an anthology of short stories and poems based on a theme of darkness. It was published in 2009 by the three authors who collaborated on it. While they had never met, the trio had known each other online […]

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The Tell-Tale Heart

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Tell-Tale Heart image image caption Modern cover author Edgar Allen Poe country America language English language genre(s) Gothic literature publisher NA release date 1843 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 9 isbn 0871917726 The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows […]

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