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“The Woman Who Tried to Be Good” by Edna Ferber

To celebrate Edna Ferber’s 125th birthday yesterday, we republish “A Woman Who Tried to Be Good”. Twice a Pulitzer-Prize winner, her novels were very popular in the late twenties. The charming writing of this short story makes for a very enjoyable read. ... More

The Bashing of Bullwinkle

Norman Reilly Raine, screenwriter for the 1938 epic film The Adventures of Robin Hood, authored the Post’s ever-popular Tugboat Annie series. This short story is the first time Bullwinkle makes an appearance, and the confrontation is memorable. ... More

Cutaway

“Cutaway” is the story of two couples having dinner, but the emotions underneath tell a tale of their own. ... More

The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, turns 151 years old this month. One of the several stories he wrote for the Post is “The Death Voyage,” the tale of a German naval disaster in World War I. ... More

The Second Generation, by Steven Crane

Steven Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, wrote several short stories for the Post. One of them, “The Second Generation”, was written to commemorate the second anniversary of the Spanish-American War. ... More

The Classic Books of America, by W. Somerset Maugham

This week, rather than fiction or poetry, we offer a 1940 appraisal of American literature by Somerset Maugham. The noted English author comments on a few of the Big Names in American letters. As always, his writing is rewarding and highly readable. He deflates Henry James but says all the right things about Mark Twain. […] ... More
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