British and American English
This collection of six stories explores a variety of perspectives on the theme of love over the last century, from a maid jilted by her social-climbing boyfriend to a bored housewife who is looking for something extra in her life.
Includes stories by D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, H. G. Wells, H. E. Bates and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
* Second Best–by D. H. Lawrence.
A young woman looks for love after a disappointing affair.
* Bliss– by Katherine Mansfield.
A London housewife has everything but wants more.
* A Shocking Accident– by Graham Greene.
A father dies and creates a problem for his young son.
* The Jilting of Jane– by H. G. Wells.
A servant girl takes revenge after her boyfriend betrays her.
* A Christmas Song– by H. E. Bates.
Small town life creates frustration for a young music teacher.
* The Sensible Thing– by F. Scott Fizgerald.
A young man becomes desperate when his girlfriend says she is leaving him.
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作者： D H Lawrence．Katherine Mansfield．Graham Greene．H G Wells．H E Bates．F Scott Fitzgerald
- 編者： Lesley Thompson