Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

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Overview

A Penguin Classic

Poet, novelist, painter, and musician, Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) is the grand master of Bengali culture. Written during the 1890s, the stories in this selection brilliantly recreate vivid images of Bengali life and landscapes in their depiction of peasantry and gentry, casteism, corrupt officialdom and dehumanizing poverty. Yet Tagore is first and foremost India’s supreme Romantic poet, and in these stories he can be seen reaching beyond mere documentary realism towards his own profoundly original vision.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140449839
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/23/2005
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 504,385
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. A poet, songwriter, playwright, essayist, short story writer, and novelist, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1931.

William Radice is a poet, scholar, and translator of Bengali, who has written or edited nearly thirty books. He has translated Tagore’s short stories and his novel The Home and the World for Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(31)
The Ghat's Story
31(9)
Ramkanai's Folly
40(5)
The Exercise-Book
45(6)
Inheritance
51(8)
A Single Night
59(6)
A Fanciful Story
65(9)
The Living and the Dead
74(12)
The Golden Deer
86(11)
Kabuliwala
97(7)
Subha
104(6)
Punishment
110(11)
Trespass
121(5)
Grandfather
126(9)
Hungry Stone
135(12)
The Visitor
147(15)
The Royal Mark
162(11)
Folly
173(4)
The Wedding Garland
177(11)
The Haldar Family
188(17)
The Wife's Letter
205(14)
Woman Unknown
219(12)
House Number One
231(13)
The Unapproved Story
244(11)
Balai
255(6)
The Laboratory
261(38)
Appendix: The Story of a Mussalmani 299(5)
Notes 304

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Selected Short Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RRHowell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love India, and I love much that Tagore has written, but I also found a lot of these so depressing that they were not enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good college book to read. The short stories are well written and enjoyable!!