7 best short stories: Wedding

7 best short stories: Wedding

by Stephen CraneO. Henry F. Scott Fitzgerald and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 17/06/2019

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The relationship between husband and wife and the institution of marriage itself is the driving force of many fiction stories. For this book, the critic August Nemo selected seven short stories that have marriage as their theme. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane. The Marry Month Of May by O. Henry. The Bridal Party by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A Wedding Gift by Guy de Maupassant. The Wedding-Ring by Henry van Dyke. The Wedding Knell by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A Golden Wedding by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

ISBN:
9788577772803
9788577772803
Category:
Historical romance
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
17-06-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tacet Books
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), he wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'.

By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, was her first novel and has remained in print across the world ever since. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history.

His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

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