Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983

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Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983


First stop for locating more than 150,000 short stories!

"Highly recommended to libraries of all types."

--American Reference Books Annual, on Short Story Index

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For the reader seeking short fiction by a favorite author, the teacher looking for the quintessential example of a particular genre, or the student researching the body of work of a literary figure, this is a one-of-a-kind tool. Short Story Index Retrospective brings your library valuable data you'll find in few other single reference sources--bibliographic entries on more than 150,000 short stories published over 150 years--content from the acclaimed Short Story Index back to its beginning in 1915.

* Cites short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s.

* Sources include some 350 periodicals and collections of short stories.

* Search by author, title, keyword, source, date, and subject.

* Entries feature links to other works by the author and other stories in the source collection.

In-depth subject indexing helps you find stories by:

* Topics and themes (e.g. Fathers and Daughters, Football)

* Locales where the story takes place, cities, states, regions, countries (e.g. India, Southern States, Rocky Mountains)

* Genre (e.g. Dialect stories, Legends and Folk Tales, Science Fiction)

* People (Names of Individuals, Peoples, and Professions that the stories are about, e. …

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