Short Story Collection

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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    A good short story is a work of art which daunts us in proportion to its brevity.... No inspiration is too noble for it; no amount of hard work is too severe for it.
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