The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories by Edited by Malcolm Bradbury soon to be available at the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Guild Publishing, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories , edited by novelist and critic Malcolm Bradbury, is a collection of the finest short stories from our best loved authors, including Samuel Beckett, Graham Greene, William Golding, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Muriel Spark, J. G. Ballard, William Trevor, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Rose Tremain, Salman Rushdie, Graham Swift and Kazuo Ishiguro.
The short story has become one of the major forms of modern literary expression in some ways the most modern of them all. The story of the British short story since the Second World War is one of change and revolution and this powerful and moving collection brilliantly demonstrates the evolution of the form. Containing thirty-four of the most widely regarded post-war British writers, it features tales of love and crime, comedy and the supernatural, the traditional as well as the experimental. This many-storied, many-splendored collection is a brilliant portrait of the generation of writers who have immediately influenced the brightest, sharpest and most intriguing writers who continue to emerge today.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 448 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.