A perfect alternative to massive fiction anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of 44 short stories from the past three centuries provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the study of fiction.

In keeping with the objectives of the Penguin Academics series, Fiction: A Pocket Anthology offers a range of widely admired stories from 19th, 20th and 21st century authors in a quality trade-format book at an affordable price. The sixth edition features new stories by classic authors including Washington Irving ("Rip Van Winkle"), Edgar Allen Poe ("The Cask of Amontillado"), and Eudora Welty ("A Memory"), as well as contemporary masters like Jhumpa Lahiri, Helen Simpson, and Tobias Wolff.