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Chekhov's best known short story/Dmitri Gurov (older man) has many affairs & devalues women/falls in love & has affair w/Anna Sergeyevna (younger woman) in Yalta/both marriedAnton Chekhov
Gavin Stephens is sent by Millie Beauchamp to find her grandson Samuel/he is executed in IL/Gavin brings body back to Yoknapatawpha County for burial/new attitude toward blacksWilliam Faulkner
Collection of short stories containing the collections The Garden of Forking Paths and ArtificesJorges Luis Borges
Point in space that contains all other points/can see universe from all angles/Daneri has one he is using to finish poem/narrarator sees it & thinks Daneri is trying to kill himJorge Luis Borges
Title character gives 4 old friends water from fountain of youth that turns them young/despite age, they begin acting like foolish youths/effects wear off/go in search of fountainNathaniel Hawthorne
Olga Dymov is socialite married to Osip (doctor)/she has affair w/Ryabovsky & despises husband/when he catches diphtheria she repents/he dies - she realizes his greatness too lateAnton Chekhov
Homeless Soapy tries but fails to get arrested to stay at jail/after having an epiphany outside a church to turn his life around he is arrested for loitering/imprisoned 3 monthsO Henry
Title character & wife Margot big game hunting in Africa w/Wilson/wife shoots him b/c he panicks when charged by lion & sleeps w/Wilson/kills him shooting at buffalo next dayErnest Hemmingway
Scully owns Palace Hotel/Swede from NY, Bill (cowboy), Mr. Blanc play cards/Swede is paranoid about being attacked/others discuss possible reasons why when he goes upstairsStephen Crane
A man labors to dream a man into existence and succeeds with help from the Fire god/later when about to be consumed by fire he realizes he is only someone else's dreamJorges Luis Borges
Set in computerized house in 2026 in city destroyed by nukes/house functions though humans are gone/burns at end/title from Sara Teasdale poemRay Bradbury (Martian Chronicles)
Isaac McCaslin hunts Old Ben w/Ben Hogganback and Lion the dog/they kill him but Lion & Sam are killed/Isaac inherits but renounces McCaslin estateWilliam Faulkner
Young ship captain in Brit cargo ship off Siam (Thailand) rescues escaped convict from nearby ship/convict was sailor arrested for killing another sailor in fightJoseph Conrad
SynopsisShort StoryAuthor
A secret committe in title location exiles John Oakhurst, the Duchess, Mother Shipton & Uncle Billy for 'immorality'/they meet Piney Woods and fiancee Tom Simson/stuck in snowstormBret Harte
Free Staters & Republicans of Ireland at war/sniper lights cigarette on parapet & is shot at/enemy shoots his hat & thinks he's dead/checks body & is killed/was his brotherLiam O'Flaherty
Texas marshall Jack Potter returns home with new bride/gunslinger Scratchy Wilson drunkenly plans to attack him/changes mind after seeing him w/brideStephen Crane
Harry dying of gangrene on mountain goes thru series of memories/spends time w/wife Helen & dies at end/split narration: reality & dreamErnest Hemmingway
Wife (namesake) falls ill, composes 'The Conqueror Worm' and dies/narrator marries Lady Rowena/she dies/narrator sees her come back from dead but as 1st wifeEdgar Allan Poe
Prince Prospero hides with other nobles in his abbey to escape titular disease/at maquerade mysterious figure disguised as disease victim appears who kills them allEdgar Allan Poe
Semi-autobiographical/set year after stock market crash (1929)/flashbacks to 'Jazz Age'/how character adapted to Great Depression/alcoholic man tries to regain custody of his childF Scott Fitzgerald
Desiree marries Armand/have a child w/dark skin/believed to be black/Armand scorns Desiree for adultry & dismisses her/she takes the baby into a bayou never to be seen againKate Chopin
Jimmy Valentine (alias Ralph Spencer)/expert safecracker/released from prison/pursued by inspector Price/goes clean/weds Annabel Adams/starts shoe store/cracks safe to save girlO. Henry
The Narrarator moves in with Almira Todd, an apothecary/Later moves out and rents a schoolhouse where she can focus on her work/Has a discussion with a ship captainSarah Orne Jewett
Legrand bitten by title creature/servant Jupiter gets Legrand's friend/Legrand deciphers secret message-they look for Capt Kidd's buried treasure/popularized ciphersEdgar Allan Poe
Dee explores her African heritage after dating Hakim-a-barber/Mama refuses her the family quilts promising them to shy younger sister MaggieAlice Walker
Aylmer is a scientist who drops his work to marry Georgianna/She is perfect except for the titular blemish/He makes a potion to remove it/When it fades entirely, she diesNathaniel Hawthorne

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