Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis (1904-1949). Volume 2: 1916-1917

Author: Rogal, Samuel
Year:2007
Pages:524
ISBN:0-7734-5489-6
978-0-7734-5489-7
Price:299.95
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between August 1916 and October 1917.

Reviews

“These volumes mark the first effort to collect the full range of short stories written by Sinclair Lewis (b. 7 February 1885 - d. 10 January 1951). The so-called ‘range,’ a period covering four and one-half decades, begins with three pieces published in the Yale Courant in 1904 ... proceeds throughout the World War I years ... continues throughout he eve of the Great Depression ... and comes to a quiet, non-dramatic rest upon the piece in Holiday in May 1949. The purpose behind and the focus of this collection has gone forward on the simple notion on the part of the compiler that one ought to have the opportunity to observe the progress and development of a writer from the morning to the dark night of his or her literary career.” - Samuel Rogal (from the Introduction)

Table of Contents

I'm a Stranger Here Myself
He Loved His Country
Honestly - If Possible
Twenty-Four Hours in June
The Poinsettia Widow
A Story with a Happy Ending
Hobohemia
Ghost Patrol
The Scarlet Sign
Young Man Axelbrod
A Woman by Candlelight
Snappy Display
The Whisperer
The Hidden People
Black Snow and Orange Sky
For the Zelda Bunch
Joy-Joy