Short Stories About Marriage The relationship between husband and wife is the driving force behind these selections. Some stories will feature a character who is focused on marriage, or who is thinking about their marriage. The subject of their baby comes up, causing a quick escalation of the conflict.
A genius is much lauded and appreciated, winning medals and awards, while living with his eccentricities. Transients in Arcadia O. Henry A young woman and young man get acquainted at an expensive, but little-known, summer resort. He is invited to stay for dinner. They set out for the next settlement, making a difficult mountain journey.
On the way, they meet up with a couple headed for Poker Flat, who share some provisions and direct them to a cabin to rest. One of the girls, Letitia, has a disability that makes the game a bit harder for her. One day a passenger on the train drops a note out the window for the girls.
She quickly opens the show window, removes the mannequin, and assumes its pose. Read here Life-Story John Barth A writer thinks about what to do with his current work, questioning the nature of the prose he writes. Perhaps he is a character in one of his stories and his life is fiction.
He is an artist and needs the money. Read here A Country Love Story Jean Stafford Daniel, a professor who has just spent time recuperating in a sanitarium, moves with his younger wife, May, to a place in the country. A distance develops between them with Daniel working on some research and May turning to fantasy to get her through the days.
Arcularis Conrad Aiken Mr. Arcularis goes on a sea voyage to England to help himself recover from an operation.
He meets Miss Dean, a beautiful young woman, and they talk. He feels he is falling in love with her. Read here Locomotive 38, the Ojibway William Saroyan When a tall Indian man comes into town on a donkey and hangs out at the library, people assume he is insane and poor.
|Quick Answer||The well-known publisher Bertram Lippincott read the story and liked it so much that he wrote to Hurston and asked if she was working on a novel. Hurston, a noted talent and personality of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissancewent on to greater success with the publication of her second novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, inbut later fell into obscurity and eventually died in poverty.|
|The Gilded Six-Bits||Summary[ edit ] Delia is a washerwoman who works long hours in a small Central Florida village. Her husband Sykes does not work, yet he resents that Delia cleans "white folks'" clothes in their home.|
|The Gilded Six Bits - Wikipedia||Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was an author, folklorist, journalist, dramatist, and influential member of the Harlem Renaissance. A complex and controversial figure, Hurston was an ardent promoter of African American culture.|
|#9 Alain LeRoy Locke||Plot summary[ edit ] "The Gilded Six-Bits" opens with the description of a house, surrounded by what is described as "a Negro yard around a Negro house in a Negro settlement.|
|Zora Neale Hurston | Encyclopedia of Alabama||Missie May wants to provide for her husband Joe something that she can never achieve honestly.|
Quabarl has been expecting. His wife snaps him back to reality by asking about an important phone call he was supposed to make. The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock O.
Henry A very wealthy man poses as homeless and looks for opportunities to help people. He gains a reputation as a dangerous man.
He has a pessimistic view of the former criminals he deals with. Scott Fitzgerald Dexter Green is a fourteen-year-old caddy, working for pocket money. He quits one day when Judy Jones, a beautiful eleven-year-old, treats him as an inferior.
Years later he goes into business and becomes a success. He has another meeting with Judy Jones. He looks over his current draft and throws it out.
He tries to come up with a destination for his little trip. Eugene is warned that Elizabeth likes younger men and will try to trap him. His uncle Garro visits him to warn him of all the dangers and traps he will encounter on his journey; he claims everyone who approaches him will have ulterior motives.
Wollheim The narrator tells the story of a man he knew from childhood. He always wore a black cloak and a wide brimmed hat pulled down over his face.
He kept to himself and never caused any trouble. One day there was an incident."The Gilded Six-Bits" begins with a snapshot of Eatonville and the house where Missie May and Joe live. When we're first introduced to Missie May, she's bathing herself in the tub. She realizes it's getting late and that her husband, Joe will be home soon: "Joe gointer be heah 'fore Ah git mah.
Sweat, by Zora Neale Hurston - Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” is a distressing tale of human struggle as it relates to women. The story commences with a hardworking black washwoman named Delia contently and peacefully folds laundry in her quiet home.
Dive deep into Zora Neale Hurston's The Gilded Six-Bits with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston () was an author, folklorist, journalist, dramatist, and influential member of the Harlem Renaissance.
She is best known for her novels, particularly Their Eyes Were Watching God (). A complex and controversial figure, Hurston was an ardent promoter of African American culture. AALBC is the largest and most popular website dedicated to African American and Black Literature from around the world.
We celebrate Black culture, through books, for readers of all backgrounds to enjoy. The Story Pocket Book edited by Whit Burnett was first published In There were additional printings. The short stories in this book were published in Story magazine.