Thursday, August 25, 2011

High School reading list: Short stories

Continuing the post from Tuesday, here's some of the short stories I see most often in high school literature syllabi. There's some overlap with the middle school stories I'll be posting next week, so check back later for more.

"An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
"The Swimmer" by John Cheever
"The Bet" by Anton Chekhov
"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"A Jury of her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
"The Outcasts of Poker Flats" by Bret Harte
"Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
"Araby" by James Joyce
"The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
"The Open Window" by Saki
"Junius Maltby" by John Steinbeck

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