...to present selections from a
list of the greatest short-stories that have proved, in actual use,
most beneficial to high school students.
The introduction presents a concise statement of the essentials of the
history, qualities, and composition of the short-story. A brief
biography of each author and a criticism covering the main
characteristics of his writings serve as starting points for the
recitation. The references following both the biography and criticism
are given in order that the study of the...