S H O R T   S T O R I E S   F O R   D I S C U S S I O N
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York City, New York, 1965. 489 pp.
Edited by Albert K. Ridout and Jesse Stuart
  Short Stories for Discussion  
  Short Stories for Discussion is a collection of twenty-five short stories, one of which was written by Jesse Stuart, “Rain on Tanyard Hollow.” Stuart also added an essay, entitled “How I Write My Short Stories.” After his essay there are three examples of short stories, one of which was written by his daughter, Jane. The book was designed as a college preparatory text-book for high school students on the literature of the short story. The book was also issued as a soft-cover edition.

Albert K. Ridout was the head of the English Department at Pelham Memorial High School at Pelham, New York, when the book was published. John Wilson Townsend was an attorney who lived in Boston and was a close friend of Jesse Stuart. This was the first of two textbooks that Stuart help to select and edit.


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