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The Best Short Stories of 1921

and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 182,904 / 551 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,733
Added to site: 2006.06.29
mnybks.net#: 13619

BROTHERS - Sherwood Anderson.
FANUTZA - Konrad Bercovici.
EXPERIMENT - Maxwell Struthers Burt.
DARKNESS - Irvin S. Cobb.
AN INSTRUMENT OF THE GODS - Lincoln Colcord.
THE LIZARD GOD - Charles J. Finger.
UNDER THE DOME - Waldo Frank.
FRENCH EVA - Katharine Fullerton Gerould.
THE PAST - Ellen Glasgow.
HIS SMILE - Susan Glaspell.
THE HARBOR MASTER - Richard Matthews Hallet.
GREEN GARDENS - Frances Noyes Hart.
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY - Fannie Hurst.
THE LITTLE MASTER OF THE SKY - Manuel Komroff.
THE MAN WITH THE GOOD FACE - Frank Luther Mott.
MASTER OF FALLEN YEARS - Vincent O'Sullivan.
THE SHAME DANCE - Wilbur Daniel Steele.
KINDRED - Harriet Maxon Thayer.
SHELBY - Charles Hanson Towne.
THE WALLOW OF THE SEA - Mary Heaton Vorse.

Edited by Edward J. O'Brien

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s asterisk, I must confess, reveals in some measure a personal preference, for which, perhaps, I may be indulged. It is from this final short list that the stories reprinted in this volume have been selected.

It has been a point of honor with me not to republish a story by an English author or by any foreign author. I have also made it a rule not to include more than one story by an individual author in the volume. The general and particular results of my study will be found explained and carefully detailed in the supplementary part of the volume.

In past years it has been my pleasure and honor to dedicate the best that I have found in the American magazines as the fruit of my labors to the American artist who, in my opinion, has made the finest imaginative contribution to the short story during the period considered. I take pleasure in recalling the names of Benjamin Rosenblatt, Richard Matthews Hallet, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Arthur Johnson, Anzia Yezierska, and Sherwood Anderson. In my opinion

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.06.18
blueberryfriend
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I was really disappointed in this book, however I am still giving it three stars solely based on the short "Experiment". Experiment, by Maxwell Struthers Burt, is a fun tale of a socialite who enjoys hosting parties with guests who wouldn't normally socialize with one another.


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