Story Commentaries


“A & P” by John Updike

“Adrian” by Saki

“The Adventure of the Copper Beeches” by Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Age of Lead” by Margaret Atwood

“Alicia Who Sees Mice” by Sandra Cisneros

“Araby” by James Joyce

“The Awakening” by Kate Chopin

“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Barn Burning” by William Faulkner

“Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville

“A Bird in the House” by Margaret Laurence

“The Boarded Window” by Ambrose Bierce

“The Boarding House” by James Joyce

“Boule de Suif” by Guy de Maupassant

“The Burning House” by Ann Beattie

“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

“A Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway

“The Chicken” by Clarice Lispector

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

“Christmas Every Day” by William Howells

“A Clean Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway

“The Collector of Treasures” by Bessie Head

“The Country Doctor” by Franz Kafka

“The Country Husband” by John Cheever

“Crazy Sunday” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Cricket on the Hearth” by Charles Dickens

“Daisy Miller” by Henry James

“The Dead” by James Joyce

“The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy

“Death of a Traveling Salesman” by Eudora Welty

“Di Grasso” by Isaac Babel

“Drawing Names” by Bobbie Ann Mason

“Editha” by William Dean Howells

“Emilie Plead Choose One Egg” by Paule Barton

“Fall of the House of Usher,” by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Fifth Story” by Clarice Lispector

“The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway

‘The Garden Lodge’ by Willa Cather

“Gazebo” by Raymond Carver

“The Ghostly Rental” by Henry James

“God Sees The Truth, But Waits” by Leo Tolstoy

“Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor

“Greenleaf” by Flannery O’Connor

“The Guest” by Albert Camus

“Hands” by Sherwood Anderson

“Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood

“Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad

“Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway

“The Hollow Nut” by Colette

“The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence

“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

“The Hunter Gracchus” by Franz Kafka

“Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff

“A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell

“The Laugher” by Heinrich Böll

“Ligeia” by Allan Poe

“Like A Bad Dream” by Heinrich Böll

“Looking for a Rain God” by Bessie Head

“Mademoiselle Fifi” by Guy de Maupassant

“The Men in the Storm” by Stephen Crane

“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

“The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Mother" by Sherwood Anderson

“Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger” by Saki

“Murders on the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe

“My First Goose” by Isaac Babel

“The Mystery of the Speckled Band” by Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

“Notes from the Underground” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce

“The Odour of Chrysanthemums” by D.H. Lawrence

"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

“The Open Window” by Saki

“The Other Wife” by Colette

“Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather

“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe

“Rappaccini's Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The Real Thing” by Henry James

“Redemption” by John Gardner

“The Red-Headed League” by Arthur Conan Doyle

“A Respectable Woman” by Kate Chopin

“Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor

“The Rich Boy” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The River” by Flannery O’Connor

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber

“The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad

“The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick

“Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason

“The Sky is Gray” by Ernest J. Gaines

“Snow” by Ann Beattie

“Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin

“Spotted Horses” by William Faulkner

“The Storm” by Kate Chopin

“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

“The Swimmer” by John Cheever

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” by James Baldwin

“This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman” by Tadeusz Borowski

“The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James

“The Unicorn in the Garden” by James Thurber

“The Untold Lie” by Sherwood Anderson

“A Wagner Matinee” by Willa Cather

“The Wall” by Jean Paul Sartre

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver

“White Nights” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Why I Live at the P.O.” by Eudora Welty

“Wife-Wooing” by John Updike

“William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe

“A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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