Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories cover

Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories


1. The Preliminaries
2. Buttercup-Night
3. Hepaticas
4. Possessing Prudence
5. The Glory-Box
6. The Spirit of the Herd
7. In the Pasha's Garden
8. Little Selves
9. The Failure
10. Business is Business
11. Nothing
12. A Moth of Peace
13. In No Strange Land
14. Little Brother
15. What Road Goeth He?
16. The Clearer Sight
17. The Garden of Memories
18. The Clearest Voice
19. The Marble Child
20. The One Left
21. The Legacy of Richard Hughes
22. Of Water and the Spirit
23. Mr. Squem
24. Introduction

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    This book, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, is a collection of 23 "modern short stories", written by various authors as follows: Cornelia A. P. Comer, Amy Wentworth Stone, Elizabeth Ashe, Dallas Lore Sharp, H. G. Dwight, Mary Lerner, Charles Caldwell Dobie, Henry Seidel Canby, Zephine Humphrey, Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Katharine Butler, Madeleine Z. Doty, F. J. Louriet, Ernest Starr, C. A. Mercer, Margaret Sherwood, E. Nesbit, E. V. Lucas, Margaret Lynn, Margaret Prescott Montague, and Arthur Russell Taylor. This audio compilation begins with the stories themselves, each Section followed by the editor's Biographical and Interpretative Notes, and at the end of the collection, the book's lengthy Introduction is included for the benefit of scholars who may be interested in editor Charles Swain Thomas' detailed opinions on what makes a short story compelling and why women excel in this genre.