The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 1: From Daniel Defoe to John Buchan (The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, nr. 1)

Editat de Philip Hensher
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The British short story tradition is probably the richest, most varied and historically extensive in the world. This new anthology celebrates the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones, from the story's origins with Defoe, Swift and Fielding, to the 'golden age' of the fin de siècle and Edwardian period, ending with the First World War. Including the most famous authors as well as some magnificent, little-known stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals, these stories are by turns topical and playful, ghostly and theatrical, rumbustious and sublime.
Edited with an introduction by Philip Hensher
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ISBN-13: 9780141396002
ISBN-10: 0141396008
Pagini: 768
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.53 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria The Penguin Book of the British Short Story

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Hensher's anthology is bigger, better and broader in several senses than anything else currently available
Almost 100 potent doses of the form which editor Philip Hensher claims very plausibly to be "the richest, most varied and most historically extensive national tradition anywhere in the world"... Hensher has spent a couple of years searching libraries and magazine archives and comes out staggering under a weight of treasures
Like one of the legion of cantankerous, eccentric hosts we meet across this generous terrain, Hensher knows how to lay a grand enjoy the feast
Anyone reading this collection just for pleasure should start at the end of the second volume and work would quickly bring you to four outstanding stories by women...each of these, though quickly over, leaves a lasting mark in the mind
Big and clever...three cheers then, for this chunky two-volume anthology, edited by Philip Hensher with imagination and a dash of mischievous wit
Made me shiver with pleasure
Charted a very personal view of the form's development from the early 18th century to the present day'
It's been a big year for anthologies and few come bigger than The Penguin Book of the British Short Story. Philip Hensher's introduction is spiky and thought-provoking and Volume I: From Daniel Defoe to John Buchan and Volume II: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith (Penguin Classic, £25 each) offer readers the chance to enjoy the varieties and mutations of British stories across four centuries.
In two handsomely designed volumes ... you have to admire Hensher's championing of unfamiliar names alongside established greats