The perfect alternative to lengthy fiction anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of short stories provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of fiction. Longman is proud to announce the Penguin Academics Series edition of Fiction. The Penguin Academics Series, in the tradition of Penguin Publishers, offers highly respected, highly affordable trade-format books by pre-eminent scholars. Featuring more than 30 short stories, it spans the spectrum of short fiction from early pieces by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Anton Chekhov to contemporary works by Alice Walker and Margaret Atwood. This edition features new Writing About Fiction as well as more than 12 new selections including stories by Lorrie Moore and Tim Gautreaux.Gwynn, R. S. is the author of 'Fiction A Pocket Anthology', published 2001 under ISBN 9780321087621 and ISBN 0321087623.