Welcome to the Web site for 40 Short Stories.

This Web site is designed to help you expand your understanding of the fiction in the second edition of 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology, edited by Beverly Lawn. LitLinks connects you to sites that are useful in researching the authors whose stories are featured in the book. The VirtuaLit Interactive Fiction Tutorials on three stories in the book guide you step-by-step through the process of critically reading and then writing about each work. Also, LitQuiz tests you on the content of all the stories featured in the anthology, and LitGloss provides you with definitions of relevant literary terms. Click and explore these and the other helpful resources listed below.

Students: To use this site, you will need to log on using a password and e-mail address. To create your free account and choose your own password, select "Sign me up as a student" on the left.

Instructors: This site also contains materials reserved for instructors only. To gain access to these free resources, and to complete your instructor registration through our web site, you may request an instructor activation code, or contact your local Sales Representative.

* If you are an instructor still considering the text, and would like more information about what is available to you, please visit our instructor preview page.

* If you are an instructor who has adopted the text, but have not yet created your login and password, click the "Sign me up as an instructor" link and enter the information requested.

You can also visit the Web site for 40 Short Stories, First Edition.

Student Resources
icon LitQuiz
icon LitLinks
icon VirtuaLit Interactive Fiction Tutorial

Other Resources
icon Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online
icon LitGloss

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