About this Volume -- A & P by John Updike -- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce -- The Bear by William Faulkner -- Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood --The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe --Cathedral by Raymond Carver -- Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor -- The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe -- Girl by Jamaica Kincaid -- Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner -- The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe -- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor -- Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle -- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson -- Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe -- I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen -- The Law of Life by Jack London -- The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara -- The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe -- The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe -- Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger --
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin -- The Open Boat by Stephen Crane -- The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe -- Runaway by Alice Munro -- Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin -- The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin -- Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston --
The Swimmer by John Cheever -- The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe -- To Build A Fire by Jack London -- Vegetable Love by Max Apple -- What We Talk about When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver -- Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver -- Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty -- A Worn Path by Eudora Welty -- Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne -- You're Ugly, Too by Lorrie Moore.