The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus

The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus

ADU-BUS | ISBN 978-1-880323-73-1 | Softcover |
704 pages


This collection breaks new ground as a resource for the variety and richness the short story form offers. The collection features 39 selections in four categories: short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories. These stories, spanning a century and a half, are among the greatest ever written. Complete with discussion questions and brief author biographies, the Short Story Omnibus is an ideal text for book groups as well as literature and creative writing courses.


A Passion in the Desert
Honoré de Balzac
The Black Cat
Edgar Allan Poe
The Real Thing
Henry James
A Lady with a Dog
Anton Chekhov
The Yellow Wallpaper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Her First Ball
Katherine Mansfield
Indian Camp
Ernest Hemingway
The Diver
V. S. Pritchett
Gimpel the Fool
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Wall
Jean-Paul Sartre
The Country Husband
John Cheever
The Ledge
Lawrence Sargent Hall
Looking for Mr. Green
Saul Bellow
Sonny’s Blues
James Baldwin
Argument and Persuasion
Donald Hall
The Professor’s Houses
Ursula K. Le Guin
Lost in the Funhouse
John Barth
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth
John Updike
Raymond Carver
The Man from Mars
Margaret Atwood
The Pugilist at Rest
Thom Jones
Greasy Lake
T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Baby
Mary Gordon
The Collectors
Rohinton Mistry
You’re Ugly, Too
Lorrie Moore


The Country Where Nobody Ever Grew Old and Died
William Maxwell
Grace Paley
A City of Churches
Donald Barthelme
True Love
Don Shea
Kim Church
The Doctor
Ann Hood
Blind Fish
Melanie Rae Thon
My Date with Neanderthal Woman
David Galef
After Caravaggio’s Sacrifice of Isaac
Rachel Cusk


Benito Cereno
Herman Melville
Tom Outland’s Story
Willa Cather


Flies on the Ceiling
Jaime Hernandez
Palestine (Chapter One)
Joe Sacco
A Happy Death (from Fun Home)
Alison Bechdel