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    BEST AUTHORS BEST STORiES - 4

    Editorial: Shadow POET

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788828363675

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        Editorial: Shadow POET

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788828363675

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          BEST AUTHORS BEST STORiES - 4O. Henry     -    A Newspaper StoryLouisa May Alcott    -    A Christmas Dream, and How It Came to Be TrueMark Twain    -    A Dog's TaleL. Frank Baum    -    Humpty DumptyGuy de Maupassant    -    In the SpringMary E. Wilkins Freeman    -    The CatAmbrose Bierce    -    The Damned ThingEdgar Allan Poe    -    The Devil in the BelfryKate Chopin    -    The StormStephen Crane    -    Four Men in a Cave
          Acerca de Mark Twain

          Florida, (1835-1910). Mark Twain fue un aventurero incansable que encontró en su propia vida la inspiración para sus obras literarias. Considerado como el Dickens norteamericano, su estilo popular y lleno de humor de los comienzos, y su ironía y sarcasmo de sus últimas producciones literarias, contrapusieron el mundo idealizado de la infancia, inocente y a la vez pícaro, con una concepción desencantada del hombre adulto, el hombre de la era industrial, de la edad dorada, engañado por la moralidad y la civilización.

          Acerca de Louisa May Alcott

          Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) nació en Germantown, Pennsylvania, y tras pasar buena parte de su vida en Boston, murió en Concord, Massachusetts. La energía y la independencia que ya tenía desde su infancia la acompañaron a lo largo de toda su vida y la llevaron a aceptar distintos empleos para poder ayudar económicamente a su familia. En 1854, Alcott publicó su primer libro, Flower Fables, al que siguieron más de treinta novelas y colecciones de relatos. Pero su nombre iría siempre unido al de Mujercitas, una novela que escribió entre mayo y julio de 1868 por encargo de sus editores.

          Acerca de L. Frank Baum

          Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) es uno de los grandes autores clásicos de literatura infantil, admirado tanto por escritores como por lectores. Ejerció las más diversas actividades antes de dedicarse a la literatura por completo: periodista, empresario teatral, actor, comerciante o secretario de la Asociación Nacional de Decoradores de Escaparates fueron algunos de los oficios que desempeñó antes del debut del mundo de Oz. Tras varias obras infantiles que no despertaron demasiado interés, en 1900 salió a la venta El Mago de Oz, que se convirtió rápidamente en la obra predilecta en millones de hogares. Reconocido como autor de éxito, Baum se mudó a California, donde escribió secuelas ambientadas en ese mundo hasta su muerte.

          Acerca de Edgar Allan Poe

          Edgar Allan Poe (Boston, 1809- Baltimore, 1849). Escritor, poeta, crítico y periodista romántico estadounidense, generalmente reconocido como uno de los maestros universales del relato corto, del que fue pionero en su país. Renovó la novela gótica y es recordado especialmente por sus cuentos de terror. Considerado el inventor del relato detectivesco, contribuyó asimismo con varias obras al género emergente de la ciencia-ficción. Por otra parte, fue el primer escritor norteamericano de renombre que intentó hacer de la escritura su modus vivendi, lo que tuvo para él lamentables consecuencias.

          Acerca de Guy de Maupassant

          Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) nació en el castillo de Miromesnil, en el seno de una ennoblecida familia normanda. De la mano de Flaubert, amigo de su madre, conoció en París a la sociedad literaria del momento; fue funcionario y periodista, y en 1880 publicó su cuento Bola de sebo en el volumen colectivo Las veladas de Médan, piedra fundacional del movimiento naturalista. Otros cuentos como los contenidos en La casa Tellier (1881) o Mademoiselle Fifi (1882) lo acreditaron como uno de los maestros del género, de modo que cuando en 1883 salió a la luz su primera novela, Una vida, ya era un escritor famoso. A esta novela siguieron otras de la talla de Bel Ami (1885), Mont-Oriol (1887), Pierre y Jean (1888) o Fuerte como la muerte (1889). Murió en París víctima de una enfermedad hereditaria que lo llevó a la locura.

          Acerca de Ambrose Bierce

          AMBROSE BIERCE (1842–1914?) was one of nineteenth-century America’s most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his forty-year journalism career.

          Acerca de O. Henry

          O. Henry (Greensboro, 1862 - Nueva York, 1910). Seudónimo de William Sidney Porter. Narrador estadounidense, muy popular por sus relatos humorísticos y de finales sorprendentes, al que junto a E. A. Poe, B. Harte y M. Twain se considera fundador de la proverbial short story norteamericana.Como si se tratase de una de sus historias, en 1896 recibió una citación para presentarse ante un tribunal por el hurto de una pequeña suma de un banco de Austin en el que había estado empleado. Huyó y a su vuelta estuvo tres años en prisión.En 1902 se traslada a Nueva York, donde escribirá algunos de sus mejores libros de relatos, como The Four Million, cuyos cuentos están recogidos en el libro que ahora publicamos. Describe a la gente común y corriente de Nueva York a través de la ironía, la burla y el realismo que lo hizo famoso, además del afortunado uso del lenguaje popular.

          Acerca de Stephen Crane

          Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 - June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer who helped establish the Realist movement and was an early adopter of the styles of American Naturalism and Impressionism.A writer at a very early age, Crane was in print multiple times before he was sixteen. He briefly attended - but then left - Syracuse University and soon began work as a reporter. He published his first full-length novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, in 1983 which went on to be recognized as the first example of Naturalistic writing.Two years later, Crane published the Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, which was an international hit praised for its realism and authenticity, despite Crane never having set foot on a battlefield.Crane traveled to New York the following year to research a book on policemen and made the acquaintance of several young ladies who were working in the Tenderloin district, one of which was a prostitute named Dora Clark. After Clark was arrested for solicitation (the latest of several such arrests), Crane chivalrously testified on her behalf and the affair quickly turned into a very public scandal.Soon afterwards, Crane traveled to Cuba as a war correspondent and, on the way to the Caribbean, met and befriended Cora Taylor, later recognized as the first female war reporter. Leaving Florida, Crane's boat, the SS Commodore, sank and stranded Crane and his shipmates on a dinghy for thirty hours, an ordeal he recounts in his short work The Open Boat.Crane and Taylor would later travel to Greece as war reporters and soon afterwards moved to England together, where Crane made the acquaintance of two of the literary titans of the late 19th century, H.G. Wells and Joseph Conrad, both of whom held Crane in high esteem.Thereafter, Crane's health and finances took a nasty turn and he ended his short life in a German sanitarium, dying there of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.

          Acerca de Kate Chopin

          American author Kate Chopin (1850-1904) wrote two published novels and about a hundred short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women.Her short stories were well received in her own time and were published by some of America's most prestigious magazines-Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Young People, Youth's Companion, and the Century. A few stories were syndicated by the American Press Association. Her stories appeared also in her two published collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), both of which received good reviews from critics across the country. Twenty-six of her stories are children's stories-those published in or submitted to children's magazines or those similar in subject or theme to those that were. By the late 1890s Kate Chopin was well known among American readers of magazine fiction.Her early novel At Fault (1890) had not been much noticed by the public, but The Awakening (1899) was widely condemned. Critics called it morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable. Willa Cather, who would become a well known twentieth-century American author, labeled it trite and sordid.Some modern scholars have written that the novel was banned at Chopin's hometown library in St. Louis, but this claim has not been able to be verified, although in 1902, the Evanston, Illinois, Public Library removed The Awakening from its open shelves-and the book has been challenged twice in recent years. Chopin's third collection of stories, to have been called A Vocation and a Voice, was for unknown reasons cancelled by the publisher and did not appear as a separate volume until 1991.

          Acerca de Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

          Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was born in Randolph, Massachusetts and at fifteen moved with her family to Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1884, left without any immediate family, she returned to Randolph, where she lived for almost twenty years with her childhood friend Mary Wales. She began to write seriously in the 1970s, & in the early 1880s her work began to appear in such popular magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Monthly Magazine. At forty-nine Mary E. Wilkins married Charles Manning Freeman, a New Jersey physician, and moved to Metuchen. Thereafter she wrote under the name Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. In April 1926, she received the William Dean Howells Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; later that year she was among the 1st women to be elected to membership in the Natl. Inst. of Art & Letters. Alfred Bendixen is Professor of English at Texas A&M University, and founder and executive director of the American Literature Association. Much of his scholarship focuses on the recovery of unjustly neglected literary texts and the exploration of neglected genres. He is the author of numerous books on American poetry and literature, including recent titles such as A Companion to the American Novel (2012); A Companion to the American Short Story (2010); and The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing (2009), co-edited with Judith Hamera.

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