About this book
This collection of six stories Macmillan English Explorersores the development of the American short story over the past century - from a fierce critique of modern suburban family life to isolation and lost love in the deep mid-west.
The Gift of the Magi - O Henry
The Lost Phoebe - Theodore Dreiser
The Baby Party - F Scott Fitzgerald
You Were Perfectly Fine - Dorothy Parker
The Romantic by - Patricia Highsmith
Full Circle - Edith Wharton
Using a dictionary
The Genre of American Stories
Language study index
Macmillan Literature Collections
These advanced-level Readers contain a variety of original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic and modern writers. They are perfect for those students who are ready to make the transition from graded readers to unabridged English literature texts.
Each collection provides substantial language support including vocabulary, comprehension questions and language-study exercises. There is also a literary analysis section to help students examine themes, characterisation and plot - thus increasing their understanding and appreciation of each story.
Answer keys and further support are available from the Macmillan Readers website.
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