2017年4月3日 星期一

毛姆 (W. Somerset Maugham)選的Tellers of Tales 胡適1939年7月3日、The Making of a New Yorker (Audio Book) by O. Henry

胡適1939年7月3日,買了毛姆 (W. Somerset Maugham)選的【短篇小說百篇】 (Tellers of Tales)。
(【 胡適日記】說是101篇? 一千五百多頁)。短篇小說是胡先生的舊愛。或許還想再續前緣。

Tellers of tales; 100 short stories from the United States, England, France, Russia and Germany

Published 1939
Topics Short stories

"First edition."

The two drovers / Sir Walter Scott -- Rip Van Winkle ; The stout gentleman / Washington Irving -- La grande Bretêche / Honoré de Balzac -- The gray champion / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The crimson curtain / Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly -- The gold-bug / Edgar Allan Poe -- A simple heart / Gustave Flaubert -- Krambambuli / Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach -- The outcasts of Poker Flat / Francis Bret Harte -- Olympe and Henriette / Villiers de l'Isle Adam -- The three strangers / Thomas Hardy -- The jolly corner / Henry James -- The procurator of Judæa / Anatole France -- Youth / Karl Emil Franzos -- Markheim / Robert Louis Stevenson -- The necklace ; The legacy / Guy de Maupassant -- Useless mouths / Octave Mirbeau -- The happy prince / Oscar Wilde -- The adventure of the Bruce-Partington plans / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Typhoon / Joseph Conrad -- The fate of the baron / Arthur Schnitzler --

The whirligig of life / O. Henry -- Without visible means / Arthur Morrison -- The stricken doe / Pierre Mille -- The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs -- The coach / Violet Hunt -- The last visit / Tristan Bernard -- The man who would be king ; Without benefit of clergy / Rudyard Kipling -- Papago wedding / Mary Austin -- Uncle Franz / Ludwig Thoma -- The door in the wall / H.G. Wells -- An experiment in misery / Stephen Crane -- Tobermory / Saki -- To build a fire / Jack London -- The death of Iván Ilých / Leo Tolstoy -- The toupee artist / Nicolai Lyeskov -- Mouzhiks / Anton Chekhov -- Twenty-six and one / Maxim Gorky -- Sunstroke / Ivan Bunin -- Captain Ribnikov / Alexander Kuprin -- Hydromel / Vassili Iretsky -- Without cherry blossom / Pantaleimon Romanof -- In the town of Berdichev / Vassili Grossman -- Hunger / Alexander Neweroff -- Romance / Vera Inber -- Earth on the hands / Boris Pilnjak --

A letter / Isaac Babel -- The child / Vsevolod Ivanov -- The customer / Georgy Peskov -- The knives / Valentine Katayev -- Pippo Spano / Heinrich Mann -- Old Rogaum and his Theresa / Theodore Dreiser -- A.V. Laider / Max Beerbohm -- The amulet / Jacob Wassermann -- Cavalry patrol / Hugo von Hofmannsthal -- Seeds ; The other woman / Sherwood Anderson -- Early sorrow / Thomas Mann -- Mr. and Mrs. Abbey's difficulties / E.M. Forster -- The invisible collection / Stefan Zweig -- Uncle Fred flits by / P.G. Wodehouse -- In the last coach / Leonhard Frank -- Counterparts / James Joyce -- The tragedy of Goupil / Louis Pergaud -- Odour of chrysanthemums / D.H. Lawrence -- The chink / Alexandre Arnoux -- Haircut ; Champion / Ring Lardner -- A balaam / Arnold Zweig -- Old Man Minick / Edna Ferber -- The golden beetle / Bruno Frank -- The Catalan night / Paul Morand --

Silent snow, secret snow / Conrad Aiken -- The lovely day / Jacques de Lacretelle -- On the farm / Hans Friedrich Blunck -- The killers / Ernest Hemingway -- The stranger / Katherine Mansfield -- The house of mourning / Franz Werfel -- A start in life / Ruth Suckow -- The desert island / Stella Benson -- Big blonde / Dorothy Parker -- Orphant Annie / Thyra Samter Winslow -- Nuns at luncheon / Aldous Huxley -- The rich boy / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The imposition / L.A.G. Strong -- Turn about / William Faulkner -- The doll / J. Kessel -- Reduced / Elizabeth Bowen -- María Concepción / Katherine Anne Porter -- The cherry feast / Ernst Glaeser -- No more trouble for Jedwick / Louis Paul -- If you can't be good, be cautious / T.O. Beachcroft -- The ball / Irène Némirovsky -- Kneel to the rising sun / Erskine Caldwell -- The Nowaks / Christopher Isherwood -- Convalescence / Kay Boyle -- The station / H.E. Bates -- Oklahoma race riot / Frances W. Prentice

From one of the twentieth century’s most enduringly popular fiction writers: the only hardcover edition of his short stories.
Everyman's Library
“Then I fly to my book as the opium-smoker to his pipe. I would sooner read the catalogue of the Army and Navy Stores or Bradshaw's Guide than nothing at all, and indeed I have spent many delightful hours over both these works.”
--from "The Book-Bag" included in COLLECTED STORIES by W. Somerset Maugham
Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays, it has been argued that in the short story he reached the pinnacle of his art. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden, a writer who (like Maugham himself) turned secret agent in World War I, as well as in stories set in such far-flung locales as South Pacific islands and colonial outposts in Southeast Asia, Maugham brings his characters vividly to life, and their humanity is more convincing for the author’s merciless exposure of their flaws and failures. Whether the chasms of misunderstanding he plumbs are those between colonizers and natives, between a missionary and a prostitute, or between a poetry-writing woman and her uncomprehending husband, Maugham brilliantly displays his irony, his wit, and his genius in the art of storytelling.

Tolstoy:Death of Ivan Ilych
Chekhov; Mouzhiks
Ring Lander;Champion
Sherwood Anderson:Seeds

First of all I should like to tender my thanks to the various persons who have helped me to make this collection of short stories. They are Jacques de Lacretelle, of the French Academy, and Paul Morand; Dr Carl Stransky, Bruno Frank and Stefan Zweig; Baroness Budberg, Graham Greene and Nella Henney. I must also declare my indebtedness to Fred Lewis Pattee whose book, The Development of the American Short Story, is invaluable to the student of this form of fiction.
When I set about gathering material for this anthology it was with the ambitious aim of showing how the short story had developed since the beginning of the nineteenth century. My notion was to trace its evolution as the evolution of the horse may be traced from the tiny creature with five toes that ran about the forests of the Neocene period to the noble beast that, notwithstanding the mechanization of the age, still provides a decent living for bookmakers and tipsters. It is natural for men to tell tales, and I suppose the short story began in the night of time when the hunter, to beguile the leisure of his fellows when they had eaten and drunk their fill, narrated by the cavern fire some marvellous incident of which he had heard. In cities of the East you can to this day see the storyteller sitting in the market place, surrounded by a circle of eager listeners, and hear him tell the tales that he has inherited from an immemorial past. But I chose to start with the nineteenth century because it was then that the short story acquired a character and a currency that it had not had before. Of course short stories had been written: there were the religious stories of Greek origin, there were the edifying narratives popular in the Middle Ages, and there were the immortal stories of The Thousand and One Nights; throughout the Renaissance, in Italy and Spain, in France and England . . .

Maugham, W. Somerset
Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company (1939)


The Stout Gentleman Washington Irving
The Outcasts of Poker Flat Francis Bret Harte
Olympe and Henriette Villiers dellsle Adam

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William Somerset Maugham
Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1939 - Holmes, Mycroft (Fictitious character) - 39 pages

Anthology of classic literary short stories from authors including; Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Balzac, Hardy, Stevenson, Maupassant, Wilde, Kipling, Romanof, Hemingway, Huxley, and more.


現在練習聽力的免費資源很豐富,譬如說,底下的這篇小說,你搜索篇名,即可得其原文以及加拿大等地的免費朗讀。 日文的文學作品,情形類似: "Besides many things, Raggles was a poet. He was called a tramp; but that was only an elliptical way of saying that he was a philosopher, an artist, a traveler, a naturalist, and a discoverer. But most of all he was a poet. In all his life he never wrote a line of verse; he lived his poetry."
--from "The Making of a New Yorker" by O. Henry
The Trimmed Lamp : and other Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry (1862-1910) Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry's birth name is…