Boston: The Writer, Inc., 1972.Used.
Since The Modern Short Story was first published it has been reprinted many times and has proved a valuable and consistent source of study to students and others, in Great Britain, the United States and other English-speaking countries. It has been widely acclaimed as a classic on the subject. H.E. Bates, himself the author of about thirty volumes of short stories and novellas, the latter a form to which he has devoted more attention than perhaps any other living English writer, has written a new preface to the present edition.