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William Trevor: The Collected Stories

William Trevor


PUBLISHED: 31st December 1993
ISBN: 9780140232455
ANNOTATION:
This collection includes tales from the award-winning author's seven previous books of short stories, as well as four that have never appeared in paperback form in America. Startling, funny, compassionate, and profound, Trevor's stories engage and provoke as only the best fiction can.
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PUBLISHED: 31st December 1993
ISBN: 9780140232455
ANNOTATION:
This collection includes tales from the award-winning author's seven previous books of short stories, as well as four that have never appeared in paperback form in America. Startling, funny, compassionate, and profound, Trevor's stories engage and provoke as only the best fiction can.

Annotation

This collection includes tales from the award-winning author's seven previous books of short stories, as well as four that have never appeared in paperback form in America. Startling, funny, compassionate, and profound, Trevor's stories engage and provoke as only the best fiction can.

Publisher Description

The Collected Stories - a stunning volume of William Trevor's unforgettable short stories William Trevor is one of the most renowned figures in contemporary literature, described as 'the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language' by the New Yorker and acclaimed for his haunting and profound insights into the human heart. Here is a collection of his short fiction, with dozens of tales spanning his career and ranging from the moving to the macabre, the humorous to the haunting. From the penetrating 'Memories of Youghal' to the bittersweet 'Bodily Secrets' and the elegiac 'Two More Gallants', here are masterpieces of insight, depth, drama and humanity, acutely rendered by a modern master. 'A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them' Madison Smartt Bell 'Extraordinary... Mr. Trevor's sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people...proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought' The New York Times Book Review Readers of The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer will adore The Collected Stories. They will also be cherished by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are- After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives. %%%The Collected Stories - a stunning volume of William Trevor's unforgettable short stories William Trevor is one of the most renowned figures in contemporary literature, described as 'the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language' by the New Yorker and acclaimed for his haunting and profound insights into the human heart. Here is a collection of his short fiction, with dozens of tales spanning his career and ranging from the moving to the macabre, the humorous to the haunting. From the penetrating 'Memories of Youghal' to the bittersweet 'Bodily Secrets' and the elegiac 'Two More Gallants', here are masterpieces of insight, depth, drama and humanity, acutely rendered by a modern master. 'A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them' Madison Smartt Bell 'Extraordinary... Mr. Trevor's sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people...proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought' The New York Times Book Review

Author Biography

William Trevor was born in 1928 at Mitchelstown, County Cork, spent his childhood in provincial Ireland, and now lives in Devon.

Table of Contents

The Collected Stories A Meeting in Middle Age Access to the Children The General's Day Memories of Youghal The Table A School Story The Penthouse Apartment In at the Birth The Introspections of J. P. Powers The Day We Got Drunk on Cake Miss Smith The Hotel of the Idle Moon Nice Day at School The Original Sins of Edward Tripp The Forty-seventh Saturday The Ballroom of Romance A Happy Family The Grass Widows The Mark-2 Wife An Evening with John Joe Dempsey Kinkies Going Home A Choice of Butchers O Fat White Woman Raymond Bamber and Mrs. Fitch The Distant Past In Isfahan Angels at the Ritz The Death of Peggy Meehan Mrs. Silly A Complicated Nature Teresa's Wedding Office Romances Mr. McNamara Afternoon Dancing Last Wishes Mrs. Acland's Ghosts Another Christmas Broken Homes Matilda's England: 1. The Tennis Court; 2. The Summer-house; 3. The Drawing-room Torridge Death in Jerusalem Lovers of Their Time The Raising of Elvira Tremlett Flights of Fancy Attracta A Dream of Butterflies The Bedroom Eyes of Mrs. Vansittart Downstairs at Fitzgerald's Mulvihill's Memorial Beyond the Pale The Blue Dress The Teddy-bears' Picnic The Time of Year Being Stolen From Mr Tennyson Autumn Sunshine Sunday Drinks The Paradise Lounge Mags The News from Ireland On the Zattere The Wedding in the Garden Lunch in Winter The Property of Colette Nervi Running Away Cocktails at Doney's Her Mother's Daughter Bodily Secrets Two More Gallants The Smoke Trees of San Pietro Virgins Music Events at Drimaghleen Family Sins A Trinity The Third Party Honeymoon in Tramore The Printmaker In Love with Ariadne A Husband's Return Coffee with Oliver August Saturday Children of the Headmaster Kathleen's Field Acknowledgments

Review

"Extraordinary . . . Mr. Trevor's sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people . . . proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought." --The New York Times Book Review

"One of the finest writers now at work in our language . . . No writer practicing the form today moves with nimbler assurances than Trevor across such an impressive gamut of social types and emotional connections." --The Boston Globe

"The indisputable master of twentieth-century fiction . . . Trevor's carefully chiseled, lyrical prose--at once ironic and elegiac--is addictive, his insights acutely compassionate. The tales are haunting and profound." --Publishers Weekly

"A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them." --Madision Smartt Bell, USA Today

"The range of characters that Trevor manages to bring onstage is little short of astonishing. . . . A remarkable record of the distinctive imprint that Trevor has left on what is arguably this century's quintessential art form." --New York Newsday

Review Quote

"Extraordinary . . . Mr. Trevor's sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people . . . proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought." -- The New York Times Book Review "One of the finest writers now at work in our language . . . No writer practicing the form today moves with nimbler assurances than Trevor across such an impressive gamut of social types and emotional connections." -- The Boston Globe "The indisputable master of twentieth-century fiction . . . Trevor's carefully chiseled, lyrical prose--at once ironic and elegiac--is addictive, his insights acutely compassionate. The tales are haunting and profound." -- Publishers Weekly "A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them." --Madision Smartt Bell,

Product Details

Author
William Trevor
Pages
1280
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140232451
ISBN-13
9780140232455
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1993
Publication Date
1993-12-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
WILLIAM TREVOR
Residence
Devon, ENK
Audience
General/Trade