The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

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The Oxford Book of English Short Stories

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The Oxford Book of English Short Stories , edited by A. S. Byatt, herself the author of several collections of short stories, is the first anthology to specifically take the English short story as its theme. The 37 stories featured here are selected from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan, though many draw ingeniously from the richness of earlier English literary writing.

There are all sorts of threads of connection and contrast running through these stories. Their subjects vary from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the momentous to the trivial, from the grim to the farcical. There is English empiricism, English pragmatism, English starkness, English humour, English satire, English dandyism, English horror, and English whimsy. There are examples of social realism, from rural poverty to blitzed London; ghost stories and tales of the supernatural; surreal fantasy and science fiction. There are stories of sensibility, precisely delineated, from Hardy's reluctant bride to the shocked heroine of Elizabeth Taylor's The Blush, from H. E. Bates's brilliant fusion of class, sex, death, and landscape, to D. H. Lawrence's exploration of a consciousness slowly detaching itself from its world. There are exuberant stories by Saki and Waugh, Wodehouse and Firbank, with a particularly English range from high irony to pure orchestrated farce.

The very range and scope of the collection celebrates the eccentric differences and excellences of English short stories. Some of A. S. Byatt's choices clearly take their place in the grand tradition of story-telling, while others are more unusual. Many break all the rules of unity of tone and narrative, appearing to be one kind of story before unexpectedly turning into another. They pack together comedy and tragedy, farce and delicacy, elegance and the grotesque, with language as various as the subject matter. As A. S. Byatt explains: 'My only criterion was that those stories I selected should be startling and satisfying, and if possible make the hairs on the neck prickle with excitement, aesthetic or narrative'.

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  • A. S. Byatt: Introduction
  • William Gilbert: The Sacristan of St Botolph
  • Charles Dickens: The Haunted House
  • Anthony Trollope: Relics of General Chassé, A Tale of Antwerp
  • Thomas Hardy: A Mere Interlude
  • Mary Mann: Little Brother
  • M. R. James: Two Doctors
  • Arthur Morrison: Behind the Shade
  • Rudyard Kipling: Wireless
  • H. G. Wells: Under the Knife
  • Charlotte Mew: A White Night
  • Saki: The Toys of Peace
  • G. K. Chesterton: The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
  • A. E. Coppard: Some Talk of Alexander
  • P. G. Wodehouse: The Reverent Wooing of Archibald
  • Virginia Woolf: Solid Objects
  • D. H. Lawrence: The Man who Loved Islands
  • Ronald Firbank: A Tragedy in Green
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Widow's Quilt
  • Aldous Huxley: Nuns at Luncheon
  • Malachi Whitaker: Landlord of the Crystal Fountain
  • V. S. Pritchett: On the Edge of the Cliff
  • Rosamund Lehmann: A Dream of Winter
  • Evelyn Waugh: An Englishman's Home
  • Graham Greene: The Destructors
  • H. E. Bates: The Waterfall
  • T. H. White: The Troll
  • Elizabeth Taylor: The Blush
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: At Hiruharama
  • Leonora Carrington: My Flannel Knickers
  • Alan Sillitoe: Enoch's Two Letters
  • J. G. Ballard: Dream Cargoes
  • John Fuller: Telephone
  • John Fuller: My Story
  • Angela Carter: The Kiss
  • Rose Tremain: The Beauty of the Dawn Shift
  • Ian McEwan: Solid Geometry
  • Philip Hensher: Dead Languages

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