Bates, H. E.
The Modern Short Story
. Boston: The Writers Inc., 1941. A good source of information on the evolution of the short story as a literary type. Includes information on writers and their influence on the development of the genre.
. New York: Appleton-century-Crofts, Inc., 1959. Excellent source of information on the elements of the short story. Also includes interpretations of selected stories.
Cross, E. A.
Book of the Short Story
. New York: American Book Company, 1934. A comprehensive study of the short story. Includes the history, discussion of plot, character and theme with over sixty stories by most of the major writers.
. New York: Harper, Brothers Publishers, 1950. Discusses the stages and psychology of adolescent behavior.
Ferguson, Lucy Rau.
. California: Brooks Cole Publishing Company, 1956. An abbreviated discussion on the highlights of personality development in the adolescent.
Forster, E. M.
Aspects of the Novel
. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1954. A study of narrative technique which can also be applied to the short story.
Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen
. New York:
Harper and Row Publishing Company, 1956. An indepth study of adolescent development. It traces the development of behavior in the setting of the home, school, and the community.
Writing the Short Story
New York: Doubleday Doran and Company, Inc., 1929. Excellent source for teaching students how to write a short story but information can also be used for greater understanding of the various elements of the short story.
Reading Ladders for Human Relations
. New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1978. A specialized annotated booklist and teaching aid for parents or teachers who want to promote better human relation through literature. Most helpful in correlating reading with individual student needs.