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Wilbur Daniel Steele (1886–1970)

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26+ Works 55 Membros 6 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Wilbur Daniel Steele

That Girl from Memphis (1945) 7 exemplares
Urkey Island (1926) 3 exemplares
Wilbur Daniel Steele (1995) 3 exemplares
Meat, a novel (1928) 3 exemplares
Storm 2 exemplares
The way to the gold,: A novel (1955) 2 exemplares
Diamond wedding (1950) 2 exemplares
The Man Who Saw Through Heaven (1919) 2 exemplares
The Lady-Killer 1 exemplar

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuidor — 1,258 exemplares
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuidor — 497 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 455 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: My Favorites in Suspense (1959) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Famous Modern Ghost Stories (1921) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
More of My Favorites in Suspense (1961) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Bar the Doors (1972) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Purr-Fect Crime (1989) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Mysterious Cat Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
14 Suspense Stories to Play Russian Roulette By (1945) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best Sea Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 (1919) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Story Survey (1953) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Representative American Short Stories — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Columbia Workshop Plays: Fourteen Radio Dramas — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1930 (1930) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 2 (1954) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Steele, Wilbur Daniel
Data de nascimento
1886-03-17
Data de falecimento
1970-05-26
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Ocupações
novelist
playwright
short-story writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
O. Henry Award

Membros

Críticas

A messy pot-boiler of a mid-fifties crime (?) (caper?) novel that never entirely engaged with me. The situations seemed too fabricated. The characters were pretty one-dimensional. Disappointing.
 
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zot79 | Aug 20, 2023 |
How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman. -- Solomon 7:1

I first read this remarkable short story in my high school AP English class. I fell in love with it then, and I come back to it from time to time, as I find it can still deliver an impact, even so many years later and with so much living between reads.

This is the kind of short story that almost demands multiple readings. So much is being said beneath the surface of the story, and Steele is able to plumb the souls of his characters so thoroughly in such a short space. Sometimes summing them up in one line:

It was like him to have cracked his whip above his animals' ears the moment before he pulled them to a halt.

Does that not reveal to you the baseness and thoroughly thoughtless character of the man described? Can you not see this brutish, coarse person?

I know Steele has written other short stories and at least one novel, all hard to come by, but I really need to try to find copies, because he has written in this tale one of the finest short stories of all time.

For anyone who might be interested in reading this, it can be found here: https://shortstories.fandom.com/wiki/How_Beautiful_with_Shoes
… (mais)
 
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mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
This story starts out as an adventure story with sfnal overtones: looking for a lost missionary in Africa who has been disturbed by what he saw at an observatory in Boston. However, with a lot of sense of wonder, it describes the loss and re-creation of faith. Good read.
 
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aulsmith | Oct 10, 2014 |
This was actually a pretty interesting story, though hard to follow at times. A sailing vessel is discovered unmanned at sea, and the sailor who boards it to bring it home starts thinking there’s a ghost on the ship that turns into a yellow cat when he’s not looking.
½
 
Assinalado
KingRat | Sep 23, 2010 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
26
Also by
55
Membros
55
Popularidade
#295,340
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
6
ISBN
6
Marcado como favorito
1

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