A short story collection is a book of short stories by a single author, as distinguished by an anthology of fiction by more than one author. The stories in a collection can share a theme, setting, or characters and sometimes can also include work of poetry. Notable collections include Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, Dubliners by James Joyce, Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson, Night Shift by Stephen King, Rock Springs by Richard Ford, and Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Edgar Allan Poe wrote numerous short stories which were then assembled into a book of them.
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