The Penguin Book of English Short Stories

The Penguin Book of English Short Stories The Golden Age of the English short story lies from its first wide acceptance in the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth a period when there were a great many outlets i

  • Title: The Penguin Book of English Short Stories
  • Author: Christopher Dolley
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  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Golden Age of the English short story lies from its first wide acceptance in the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth, a period when there were a great many outlets in Britain for shorter fictions The Penguin Book of English Short Stories celebrates this period through some of the most widely known writers of the time Though many of thThe Golden Age of the English short story lies from its first wide acceptance in the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth, a period when there were a great many outlets in Britain for shorter fictions The Penguin Book of English Short Stories celebrates this period through some of the most widely known writers of the time Though many of the chosen authors are generally known for their novels, here they provide some perfect examples of much shorter work Each of these concise, evocative, subtle and satisfying stories is a little jewel, providing a small window into another world.

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    1. First read in 2007Thus Dolley washes his hands. I can almost hear the snort he might give me if I took issue with him for including stories by James Joyce, and indeed that 'minor talent' Katherine Mansfield in a collection of 'English' short stories. So readers, there is no help from our editor here; if we dislike what we find there is no point in appealing to him.We kick off with 'The Signalman' a morbid, fatalistic little story full of physical description by Dickens that is neither here nor t [...]

    2. 3.5 stars. I had to return this gorgeous little book to the library after extending 3 times. I just have too much to read and I don't usually choose short stories. What I read of these classics I truly loved. It is a book I should own so I can continue to experience the writing of these acclaimed authors. I didn't read the Dickens story because I have read some of his novels and know his writing.I really wanted to read the James Joyce one but left it until last because his writing scares me; onl [...]

    3. A brilliantly curated collection of stories by some of the greatest English writers of the modern and post-modern age.

    4. This book should really have been called 'Old Short Stories in English' or something more like that as there don't appear to be any contemporary stories and not all the writers are English. Not that it's a problem, that would just have been more accurate. The book is packed full of the biggest names in literature and every story has something to offer. I got more from some than I did others but that's natural. It's quite tidy the way they've been selected to trace different themes throughout the [...]

    5. -Más bien british, pero vamos….-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. Edición que trata de homenajear el momento de auge del relato en el Reino Unido (que no Inglaterra) entre mediados del siglo XIX y mediados del XX, con escritores muy famosos que ofrecen ejercicios técnicamente más que notables, y que nos permitirá acercarnos a saber más de la relación extraña entre un padre y un hijo en tiempos de crisis económica, la situación de una pareja inglesa en Malaca, a una tragedia en la I [...]

    6. Loved it. Truly fascinating to explore the different short story styles. I adored the one by Virginia Woolf and Joyce, always a babe. I also learnt that Joyce and Virginia were born in the same year and died in the same year, which explains a hell of a lot. It was cool to see how the short stories started off with explorations of normal life with some shocking elements, then later turned into these bang shot shocking ordeals with some great glorious twist at the end. A result of our bang shot cu [...]

    7. Some good stories, some average stories and 1 story that made it worthwhile reading the whole book (H.G Wells' The Country of the Blind).

    8. I always feel really funny reviewing a collection that has annoyed me for what might be the most pedantic reason possible. No it isn't the stories. The stories themselves range from pretty great (like the Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Summerset Maugham, Eveyln Waugh, and Joseph Conrad stories) to the frankly rather forgettable stories by Graham Greene, and Angus Wilson, and somebody else. The thing that annoyed me was the typos! I hope the editor of this collection fixed them for the recent repr [...]

    9. The Signalman by Charles Dickens3.5 stars The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy4 stars An Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad4 stars At the End of the Passage by Rudyard Kipling3 stars The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells3.5 stars The Force of Circumstance by W. Somerset Maugham5 stars The Dead by James Joyce1 star Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf4 stars Fanny and Annie by D. H. Lawrence3.5 stars The Voyage by Katherine Mansfield4 stars The Breakout by Joyce Cary5 stars!!!! The Gioconda Smile by Aldo [...]

    10. I'll rate each story as I make my way through this collection:"The Signalman" by Charles Dickens: 3/10. I was maybe expecting more, and I admit I haven't yet read any of Dickens' novels, but this story fell flat, it didn't hold my interest and I thought the plot was too threadbare and predictable, even allowing for it being only a few pages long."The Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy: 7/10. Many years since I've read Hardy but this tale immediately took me back to his Wessex novels. I liked the stor [...]

    11. Perhaps my complaint of this other wise good collection of short stories is spurious. Nonetheless I think the sparse show of female authors of this period wanton. Surely there were many noteworthies, apart from Virginina Woolf writing during the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth? Here in this volume there are but two. The already mentioned Woolf and Katherine Mannsfield.The stories are nothing short of excellent being quite faultless. I especially liked Charles D [...]

    12. One of the pleasures from this was the opportunity to read writers read in childhood and not visited since, because of no desire to tackle a novel. Also those not read. The immense weight of description as done by H G Wells, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf - felt old-fashioned, whereas Thomas Hardy's rich and satisfying story had as much detail but also a deal of momentum. Favourite was D H Lawrence, whose opening instantly grabbed me, followed by Somerset Maugham and Graham Gr [...]

    13. I got this primarily for Well's 'Country of the Blind', which raises some interesting issues about perception. The sighted protagonist is unable to convince his blind from birth neighbours that he knows anything more about the world than they do.Other stories I enjoyed in this collection were by Conrad, Maugham, Lawrence, Huxley, Cary, Waugh, Joyce

    14. Slightly annoyed by this book, not as disappointing or dire as the Welsh one but the stories selected are not the best nor most interesting out of yet selected author. There are better versions of what this book was attempting out there.

    15. Not the greatest collection of short stories I've come across - but the quality of the writers, alone, from which these stories are selected demands attention. I particularly loved Joyce's "the dead" and Cary's "the breakout."

    16. Initial impression, based on the first couple of stories, is that it should be called English Ghost Stories. I even checked the cover. However, tales of the supernatural start to morph into the perils of empire, and so it goes.

    17. Des nouvelles des plus ennuyantes.Exceptées, The country of the Blind, de Wells.Novels so boring.Excepted, The Country of the Blind, by Wells.

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