The Tellers of Tales 100 Short Stories from the United States, England, France & Germany Introduction by W. Summerset 1939 Maugham Doubleday, Doran, & Co.

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Welcome to "The Tellers of Tales," a remarkable anthology of 100 short stories from the United States, England, France, and Germany. Published in 1939, this tome is not just a book but a literary journey that spans nations and eras, curated by the inimitable W. Somerset Maugham.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding gives this voluminous book a robust and enduring quality that's perfect for avid readers and collectors alike.

The anthology encapsulates a wide array of tales, varying in theme and style, which provides an expansive look into the literary tastes and techniques of the late 1930s.

W. Somerset Maugham, an esteemed English writer, lends his expertise through an insightful introduction. Maugham was a prolific author and playwright, making this anthology a valuable collection curated by a master of the craft.

This book serves as a magnificent collection of global storytelling, representing diverse voices from four different countries.

 A great book to bring out during social gatherings, as there's likely a story for everyone, or for solitary evenings where you can travel the world through its pages.

This edition holds the allure of being from the pre-World War II era, a period rich in literary history. The name plate on the inside adds a personal touch, telling a story of its own.


  • Title: The Tellers of Tales - 100 Short Stories from Various Countries
  • Publication Date: 1939
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran, & Co.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 1526
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Stain on back book board, name plate on inside page


"The Tellers of Tales" is a diverse and substantial anthology that offers both a historical snapshot and timeless enjoyment. Whether you're a short story enthusiast, a fan of W. Somerset Maugham, or a collector of vintage books, this anthology is a rich addition to any literary collection.


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