A collection of classic and modern stories by some of America’s finest writers. The collection brings together six stories which explore 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 by O. Henry A young couple exchange Christmas gifts
The Lost Phoebe by Theodore Dreiser An old man cannot accept the loss of his wife
The Baby Party by F. Scott Fitzgerald A child's party has unexpected consequences
You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker A young man hears of his adventures on an evening out
The Romantic by Patricia Highsmith A lonely woman finds a new way to create romance
Full Circle by Edith Wharton Fortune leads two writers down opposite roads