1 thought on “The Greatest American Short Stories

  1. Worth a read. The stories date from the birth of America to the second world war, so don't expect anything too new or exciting. Many felt like they may have been interesting at the time, but by now have become so cliched that they offer little value to the modern reader. There are some real classics in the collection, however, and they are worth picking it up. Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" is exemplary of the cliches mentioned above. He builds a long slow story whose only payoff can be pr [...]

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