The Best Short Stories Ever


Authors : Various
Edited by Terry O’Brien

9789390679386 | PB | pp. 272 | 2021 | Westland

A short story is a ‘moment’s monument’ – a snapshot of life. This book brings together forty short stories by masters of the craft from around the world.

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A short story is a ‘moment’s monument’. It is a curious thing, indeed, for a truly well told short story leaves the reader at once satisfied and eager for more of the same.

In this anthology, writer and ace editor Terry O’Brien has brought together forty-one short stories from around the world, each one a masterpiece. Selected for their imagination and style, subject matter and richness of language, these are stories that broke new ground and shaped the literature of our time. It is a collection that is varied and diverse, tied together through exemplary writing.

Every writer here is a master of the form: from American poet-writer Edger Allan Poe to Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway; from English authors Somerset Maugham and Virginia Woolf to French naturalist and writer Guy de Maupassant and his American counterpart O. Henry; from horror and fantasy writer M.R. James to Jungle Book creator Rudyard Kipling; from Russian playwright Anton Chekov to Colombian legend Gabriel García Márquez.


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About the Author

The editor is an academician turned full-time writer, a freelance media consultant and public broadcaster, a quiz enthusiast and a passionate motivational trainer. He is a man of many parts, a language expert, a versatile writer on a plethora of topics and a trainer’s trainer. He has earned, as a student, distinction in history and is an expert on current affairs for news agencies.


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