These books are used by students and teachers.
Roger B. Goodman.
World-Wide Short Stories
. New York, N.Y.: Globe Book Company, Inc., 1966.
This book is ideal for exposing the students to world wide short stories. Each short story is prefaced with an explorative comment. Each short story is followed by sets of activities. The introduction includes some very good points about short stories development and history.
Philip McFarland, Linda Konichek, Jeanne King, William Jamison, Morse Peckham.
Explorations in Literature
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Literature Series, 1975.
It is an anthology used in the New Haven School System in the high schools. It includes short stories, poems and dramas. The photography and reproduction of famous works of art is extraordinary.
David J. Burrows, Frederick R. Lapides, John T. Shawcross.
Myths and Motifs in Literature
. New York: The Free Press a Division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1973.
It includes literary masterpieces from all over. The readings are clustered by themes. It also has a selected bibliography at the end.
James E. Miller Jr., Robert Hayden, Robert O’Neal.
The Human Condition-Literature Written in the English Language
. Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1974.
It is a collection of American and English short stories and poetry. It contains biographies about the authors and a list of literary terms. Both the poems and the short stories are gathered by themes. Some of the themes are: guilt, the shape of the heart, faces of nature.
Edmund J. Farrell, James L. Pierce, Mabel H. Pittman, Kerry M. Wood.
To Be—Identity in Literature
. New Jersey: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1976.
Here we have a group of poems, short stories and drama. They deal with identity. It also includes literary terms and biographies on the authors.
Albert K. Ridout, Jesse Stuart. Short Stories for Discussion. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965.
It is basically a collection of American short stories. There are questions at the end of each story which could be used for class discussion.
H. C. Schweikert.
. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1934.
It includes short stories from many parts of the world. At the beginning it has a section on the definition of a short story, the ingredients of a short story, types of short stories and an historical sketch of the short story. Each author’s biography is found at the beginning of each reading. Activities for the students include: questions, subjects for composition and a list of other stories by the same author.
M. Edmund Speare.
A Pocket Book of Short Stories
. New York: Washington Square Press, Inc., 1941.
It is a small book. It has American, English and Continental short stories. It doesn’t have any listed activities for students.
Robert J. Dixson.
Bret Harte’s Outcasts of Poker Flat
Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories
. New York, N.Y.: Regents Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.
It is a simplified adopted version of Bret Harte’s short stories mentioned in the title. The vocabulary range is 1600 words. It has exercises for conversation and vocabulary. It contains black and white drawings picturing the story. It is good for a low level reading class.
Stories to Teach and Delight
. New York, N.Y.: Amsco School Publications, Inc., 1977.
The stories are adopted for low level reading students. At the end of each story there are exercises dealing with comprehension, vocabulary and general discussion about the reading.
Short Stories II
. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961.
It contains works of J. Steinbeck, W. Faulkner, 0. Henry, G. De Maupassant, E. A. Poe, etc.. There are also various activities included at the end of each short story.
Dorothy Danielson, Rebecca Hayden.
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language
. EnglewoodCliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1961.
A collection of short stories designed for students of English as a Second Language. It also has a section which encompasses exercises related to the readings. These exercises concentrate on vocabulary, comprehension and discussion.
Marjorie B. Smiley, Richard Corbin, John J. Marcatante.
Stories in Song and Verse
. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966.
It is a collection of short stories, ballads and verses. There are also stories translated in verses.
Stories of Love and Devotion
. New York, N.Y.: A Hearthstone Book Carlton Press, Inc., 1973.
These short stories are easily written. No authors are mentioned.
R. V. Cassill.
The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction
—Second Edition. Shorter. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1978.
A very well constructed anthology of short stories including American, British and world wide notorious literary works.
. Translated with an introduction by G. H. McWilliam. Great Britain: Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., 1982.
An English translation the complete work of Giovanni Boccaccio. The beginning of the book contains a summary of each day and a brief account of what each short story is about.
Tutte le Opere di Giovanni Boccaccio
. Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.P.A., 1976.
It is the complete works of Giovanni Boccaccio written in Italian. Its well designed introduction gives the reader a very clear view of the masterpiece and its literary value.
Penguin Paralled Texts.
Italian Short Stories II
. Edited by Dimitri Vittorini. Great Britain: Hazel Watson & Viney Ltd., Penguin Books, 1972.
A collection of Italian short stories written both in Italian and English. It is good for teachers and students.
P M. Pasinetti.
Great Italian Short Stories
. New York, N Y.: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1959.
Its introduction is very clear. Each short story is preceded by a short biography about its author.
La Novella Del Buon Vecchio e Della Bella Fanciulla
. Milano: Dall’Oglio, Editore.
It covers two of Italo Svevo’s most famous short stories.
—a cura di Oreste Del Buono. Milano: Casa Editrice Valentino Bompiani & C. S.P.A., 1954.
Some of Moravia’s best known short stories are collected in this volume. Its introduction concentrates on the author’s biography and the short stories.
Universale Cappelli. Ugo Betti—
Raccolta di Novelle
. Rocca San Casciano: Arti Grafiche “F. Cappelli”.
The short stories, of this collection deal with social convictions and ideals.
. Scelta, introduzione e commento di Giuseppe Morpurgo. Verona: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1973.
It contains many of Pirandello’s most famous short stories. The introduction concentrates on biographical data and themes of his works. Each short story is introduced by a critical essay.
Le Piu Belle Novelle Italiane
. Dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Verona: Edizioni Scolastiche Mondadori, 1973.
A true treasure of Italian literature. It deals with each century separately. It points out the literary trends, most famous writers and their works.
a cura di Piero Nardi. Verona: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1974.
It illustrates Verga’s short stories. The short stories are footnoted by notes explaining passages from the reading.
Michele Cantarella, Paul L. Richards.
Dieci Novelle Contemporanee
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1956.
It deals with many authors and many themes. At the end, it also has a section containing exercises, notes and vocabulary.