• For middle school students through adults.
  • Collection includes Volumes 1-52 and is a guide to understanding the most studied short stories.


  • Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods.
  • Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes, and structure as well as the story’s culture and historical significance.
  • Provides information on media adaptations, suggested readings on similar themes and topics, as well as classroom aides.