Companion to British and American Short Stories

Enemies by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis

It was about ten o'clock of a dark September evening the doctor Kirilov's only son; Andrey died of diphtheria. A disappointed doctor’s wife was on her knees before the dead child’s cot. In the meantime, the bell rang sharply in the hall. Kirilov ...More

The Valiant Woman by James Farl Powers: Summary and Analysis

The story 'The Valiant Woman' by James Farl Powers is a story about the relation between man and woman in the context of a Roman Catholic. It presents the private life of Roman Catholic priests in off-duty moment and deals with the moral and practica ...More

In Another Country by Ernest Hemingway: Summary and Analysis

In Another Country is a story about war, written by the Noble Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, which deals with the experiences of an unnamed army officer who describes the events and the experiences of war in first person narrative. This is the story ...More

The Jar by Luigi Pirandello: Summary and Analysis

The Jar is primarily the story of Lollo Zirafa and it is also the story of Zi' Dima and his comic plight. The action and reaction between these two stories define the meaning of the whole. Lollo Zirafa was a farmer at Primosole. That year his olive c ...More

An Episode of War by Stephen Crane: Summary and Analysis

The story is mainly about the lieutenant who is hit by a bullet in the war. The lieutenant had poured the coffee on his rubber blanket in order to distribute. Corporals and other men were standing in a line to get their portion. He divided the coffee ...More

The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams: Summary and Analysis

The story The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams shows a conflict between the doctor and a determined child patient who has been suffering from fever for three days. The narrator of this story is a doctor who is called to check a new patient Mat ...More

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: Summary

One of the best known stories The Metamorphosis ranked Franz Kafka; a Czech-born German-Jewish writer one of the most famous story writer who dealt with an issue of existentialism of the twentieth century.More

Clay by James Joyce: Summary

The story is about a middle aged woman called Maria, who works in the kitchen of a laundry established for the reform of prostitutes. She was a small person in physical structure having long nose and long chin.More

The Rocking Horse Winner by Lawrence: Critical Commentary

The Rocking Horse Winner first published in 1926 by D.H. Lawrence is considered to be an example of modernist prose. It is his hatred towards growing consumerism, crass materialism and affection-less parenting style of English people.More

The Last Lovely City by Alice Adams: Summary

The Last Lovely City deals with a doctor named Benito Zamora, who runs two free clinics for the financially downcast people of Mexico where his mother also lives. Recently, he has been struggling with the feelings of loneliness. The reason behind thi ...More