The Best American Short Stories of the Century
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1999. A "Best of" the "Best of" collections, edited and introduced by Updike. Fifty-five stories, spanning the years 1915-1998, and collecting, among others, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Welty, Nabokov, Cheever, O'Connor, Roth, Oates, Barthelme, Bellow, Carver, Beattie, Munro, Lorrie Moore, Tim O'Brien, James Alan McPherson and, of course, Updike. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ All best, John Updike." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just a tiny crimp to the rear upper outer corner. There was a signed limited edition; this is the trade edition. Uncommon signed. [#030291] $275
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