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Winesburg, Ohio

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Winesburg, Ohio
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Oxford University Press
Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the center is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's solitary figures. Anderson's stories influenced countless American writers including Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike, Oates and Carver. This new edition corrects errors made in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual scholarship of the last several decades.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780199540723
0199540721
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC A
Characteristics: xxxiii, 204 p. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Love, Glen A. 1932-

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List - The Leftovers by: NYPLRecommends Jul 29, 2014

Quite possibly the original novel of stories work, Sherwood Anderson's novel debuted over 100 years ago. The collection of stories is centered around George Willard, as he grows up in a small town and becomes confidant to many of its inhabitants.

Comment by: NYPLRecommends Jul 28, 2014

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Quite possibly the original novel of stories work, Sherwood Anderson's novel debuted over 100 years ago. Each solitary character gets a chapter; the chapters in turn are lightly woven together around a shared small town and a visiting reporter. I read this book in high school and... Read More »

October 19 2012


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NYPL Staff Pick
Quite possibly the original novel of stories work, Sherwood Anderson's novel debuted over 100 years ago. Each solitary character gets a chapter; the chapters in turn are lightly woven together around a shared small town and a visiting reporter. I read this book in high school and think about often many years later.
- Lynn Lobash, Readers Services

Rather than an idyllic portrayal of american small town life, these connected stories are about psychological isolation, loneliness, and frustration brought about by small town mores. Anderson possesses brilliant insight into humor thought and emotion and expresses his vision with beautiful prose.

Sep 03, 2013
  • sharonb122 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

At first I did not understand why this was such a classic, but I did understand many of the things after I read the commentary. Finally, I simply saw much humor in the stories. Which person was crazier! In the chapter, "Queer," when Elmer finished talking to Mook, Mook went to tell someone that Elmer was crazy, but he was telling his cows. Glad I read this.

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