FORGOTTEN BOOKS #198: THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY


Ray Bradbury’s best work appeared in the 1950s, but his writing career spans decades. I found The Stories of Ray Bradbury to be the best collection of Bradbury’s work. All the key stories are here. This Everyman’s edition is a delight to hold and peruse. Christopher Buckley provides an informative Introduction on Bradbury’s life and work. This fine book belongs in everyone’s library!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Night
Homecoming
Uncle Einar
The Traveler
The Lake
The Coffin
The Crowd
The Scythe
There Was an Old Woman
There Will Come Soft Rains
Mars Is Heaven
The Silent Towns
The Earth Men
The Off Season
The Million-Year Picnic
The Fox and the Forest
Kaleidoscope
The Rocket Man
Marionettes, Inc.
No Particular Night or Morning
The City
The Fire Balloons
The Last Night of the World
The Veldt
The Long Rain
The Great Fire
The Wilderness
A Sound of Thunder
The Murderer
The April Witch
Invisible Boy
The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind
The Fog Horn
The Big Black and White Game
Embroidery
The Golden Apples of the Sun
Powerhouse
Hail and Farewell
The Great Wide World Over There
The Playground
Skeleton
The Man Upstairs
Touched with Fire
The Emissary
The Jar
The Small Assassin
The Next in Line
Jack-in-the-Box
The Leave-Taking
Exorcism
The Happiness Machine
Calling Mexico
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed
The Strawberry Window
A Scent of Sarsaparilla
The Picasso Summer
The Day It Rained Forever
A Medicine for Melancholy
The Shore at Sunset
Fever Dream
The Town Where No One Got Off
All Summer in a Day
Frost and Fire
The Anthem Sprinters
And So Died Riabouchinska
Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!
The Vacation
The Illustrated Woman
Some Live Like Lazarus
The Best of All Possible Worlds
The One Who Waits
Tyrannosaurus Rex
The Screaming Woman
The Terrible Conflagration up at the Place
Night Call, Collect
The Tombling Day
The Haunting of the New
Tomorrow’s Child
I Sing the Body Electric!
The Women
The Inspiried Chicken Motel
Yes, We’ll Gather at the River
Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!
A Story of Love
The Parrot Who Met Papa
The October Game
Punishment Without Crime
A Piece of Wood
The Blue Bottle
Long After Midnight
The Utterly Perfect Murder
The Better Part of Wisdom
Interval in Sunlight
The Black Ferris
Farewell Summer
McGillahee’s Brat
The Aqueduct
Gotcha!
The End of the Beginning

14 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #198: THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY

    1. george Post author

      Plenty of Bradbury collections have been published over the years, Jeff. THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY is my favorite. I’m a sucker for the Everyman’s Library format.

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  1. Jeff Meyerson

    I’m now catching up on the ‘other’ stories not included here. The only onr in the book I reviewed was the most memorable, “The Small Assassin.”

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  2. Beth Fedyn

    I too remember The Smallest Assassin very fondly, Jeff. I’ve always suspected those infants were a little TOO innocent. It should be recommended reading for new parents.

    I’ll have to watch for this one, George. You can never have too much Bradbury. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. george Post author

      You might want to compare THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY with BRADBURY: 100 STORIES, Beth. Depending on the stories you want to read, one collection might be better than the other.

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    1. george Post author

      I’m partial to books published by Everyman’s Library, Rick. I love they way they look and feel. The font is easy on the eyes and the paper is creamy.

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  3. Carl V.

    I love the quality of the Everyman Classic books. I have several classics that I bought just because I found the EC versions of them, even many that I already owned in one form or another.

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    1. george Post author

      I’d done the same thing, Carl. I just love the look and feel of the Everyman’s Library books. They’re well made and are a pleasure to hold and read.

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