Best 19th Century Short Story WritersBlue_Devereaux There are so many good short story writers, I had to divide my lists into 19th C. , 1st half 20th C. , and 2nd half 20th C.
The Top Ten
He developed a list of characteristic of the short story:
1. brief piece of narrative prose fiction able to be read in one sitting
2. has a single mood or theme (unity of effect)
3. unity of effect established by the first sentence
4. each sentence should support the theme - Blue_Devereaux
My favourite writer of all time.
His writing crosses into the 20th C. , too, but most of his stories are from the 19th C. - Blue_Devereaux
Rudyard Kipling's short stories have simplistic beauty. He could use imagery of nature's scenes in his stories with perfection. - Kiteretsunu
Like James, his writing crosses into the 20th C. , too, but most of his stories are from the 19th C. - Blue_Devereaux
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2. Anton Chekhov
3. Guy de Maupassant