Table of Contents for 21 Essential American Short Stories


Introduction xiii
"Rip Van Winkle"
1(14)
Washington Irving
"The Purloined Letter"
15(15)
Edgar Allan Poe
"Bartleby the Scrivener"
30(30)
Herman Melville
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
60(5)
Mark Twain
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
65(8)
Ambrose Bierce
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
73(15)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"Brer Rabbit and the Tar-Baby"
88(3)
Joel Chandler Harris
"The Blue Hotel"
91(24)
Stephen Crane
"The Lady or the Tiger?"
115(6)
Frank Stockton
"Pigs Is Pigs"
121(8)
Ellis Parker Butler
"To Build a Fire"
129(13)
Jack London
"The Bar Sinister"
142(23)
Richard Harding Davis
"The Gift of the Magi"
165(5)
O. Henry
"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz"
170(33)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Killers"
203(9)
Ernest Hemingway
"Leiningen Versus the Ants"
212(18)
Carl Stephenson
"The Pomegranate Seed"
230(25)
Edith Wharton
"The Call of Cthulhu"
255(25)
H. P. Lovecraft
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
280(5)
James Thurber
"A Rose for Emily"
285(8)
William Faulkner
"The Lottery"
293
Shirley Jackson