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The Best Short Stories of 1919

and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 147,007 / 443 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,719
Added to site: 2007.11.12 19002

No American can hope to run a journal, win public office, successfully advertise a soap or write a popular novel who does not insist upon the idealistic basis of his country. A peculiar sort of ethical rapture has earned the term American.... And the reason is probably at least in part the fact that no land has ever sprung so nakedly as ours from a direct and consciously material impulse....

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THE KITCHEN GODS. By G. F. Alsop 3 (From The Century)

AN AWAKENING. By Sherwood Anderson 24 (From The Little Review)

WILLUM'S VANILLA. By Edwina Stanton Babcock 34 (From Harper's Magazine)

A NIGHT AMONG THE HORSES. By Djuna Barnes 65 (From The Little Review)

LONG, LONG AGO. By Frederick Orin Bartlett 74 (From The Bellman)

DISHES. By Agnes Mary Brownell 82 (From The Pictorial Review)

THE BLOOD-RED ONE. By Maxwell Struthers Burt 96 (From Scribner's Magazine)

THE WEDDING-JEST. By James Branch Cabell 108 (From The Century)

THE WRISTS ON THE DOOR. By Horace Fish 123 (From Everybody's Magazine)

"GOVERNMENT GOAT." By Susan Glaspell 147 (From The Pictorial Review)

THE STONE. By Henry Goodman 167 (From The Pictorial Review)

TO THE BITTER END. By Richard Matthews Hallet 178 (From The Saturday Evening Post)

THE MEEKER RITUAL. By Joseph Hergesheimer 200 (From The Century)

THE CENTENARIAN. By Will E. Ingersoll 225 (From Harper's Magazine)

MESSENGERS. By Calvin Johnston 237 (From The Saturday Evening Post)

MRS. DRAINGER'S VEIL. By Howard Mumford Jones 269 (From The Smart Set)

UNDER A WINE-GLASS. By Ellen N. La Motte 297 (From The Century)

A THING OF BEAUTY. By Elias Lieberman 305 (From The American Hebrew)

THE OTHER ROOM. By Mary Heaton Vorse 312 (From McCall's Magazine)

"THE FAT OF THE LAND." By Anzia Yezierska 326 (From The Century)



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