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The Stories of H. C. Bunner: First Series, With an Introductory Note by Brander Matthews (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Stories of H. C. Bunner: First Series, With an Introductory Note by Brander MatthewsIt is now more than a quarter of a century since the most of the stories now gathered into this volume were first published. In the superabundant productivity of our writers of fiction the competition is incessant and deadly. Few, indeed, are the novels and the briefer tales which can hold their own even for a decade, and fewer yet are those which have to be brought he briefer tales which can hold their own even for a decade, and fewer yet are those which have to be brought out in new editions in response to the popular demand a score of years after their author has let the pen slip from his hand for the last time. This is the fortunate fate which has now befallen the short-stories of H.C. Bunner.He was born at Oswego, New York, on August 3, 1855, and he died at Nutley, New Jersey, on May 11, 1896, cut short in a literary career wherein he had not attained to his full power. He had had a thorough schooling and prepared for Columbia College, which he was unable to enter - to his abiding regret. After a brief experience in an importing house, he became a newspaper man.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more