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Philip Hensher

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: II - From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith II


Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story. This is the first anthology capacious enough to celebrate the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones. The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals.

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story has a permanent authority, and will be reached for year in and year out. This volume takes the story from the 1920s to the present day. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in UK in 2015
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 784
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141396019
ISBN 10: 0141396016

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The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: II - From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith II