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41. Bernice bobs her hair by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 49 min. ; color. , It's the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie, sweet-but-dull Bernice is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the “make-over” works too well, Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest…even Marjorie's boyfriend Warren. The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh…a clever and ironic twist. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

42. Almos' a man by Wright, Richard Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 51 min. ; color. , Although Dave and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood. “Almos' A Man”, yet still treated like a child, he struggles for an identity. There's one thing, one symbol of manhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect: a gun. Dave finds a way to buy a pistol and at last, is ready to pull the trigger for the first time, never again will they call him a boy…But, he trembles, the gun overpowers the boy's body and he loses control. His first shot is a fatal shot -- his young life forever changed. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

43. The greatest man in the world by Thurber, James Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 51 min. ; color , Only the off-beat humor of writing great, James Thurber could bring to life a “hero” like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis (“Midnight Express”). Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero. But, on the ground a young reporter, anxious to tell the world about their new idol, learns Smurch is bad news. An arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record, Smurch's only interests are “parties, broads and dough.” But, the reporter is silenced and Smurch is locked up until the press and politicos can make him into their kind of American hero at any cost. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

44. Paul's case by Cather, Willa Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2005 . 52 min. ; color. , Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of…from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

45. The tell-tale heart by Poe, Edgar Allan Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 25 min. ; color , “Madness, but will you say that I am mad”? Murder, perhaps you judge too soon. For when you hear my story, you will certainly understand why, very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.” True to the words of master storyteller Edgar Allan Poe, this stunning adaptation brings to life what is perhaps Poe’s best known short story. Murder, madness and betrayal from within interweave in this fascinating study into the mind of one driven by his won demons to take the life of another. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

46. The jilting of Granny Weather by Porter, Katerine Ann Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2005 . 57 min.; color. , Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life. Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools), The Jilting of Granny Weatherall reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

47. The revolt of mother by Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins. Publication: monterey media 2005 . 60 min.; color. , Father is going to build a new barn. Mother wants the new house she's been promised. A simple story, yet one that reveals so much about love and respect and the often difficult times between those who strive and work to build a life together. Set against the beautiful rustic backdrop of farming life in 1890 New England, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's poignant story brings us two hard-working people of the land. Sometimes the most difficult thing to see may be the needs of those who are closest to you. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

48. The golden honeymoon by Lardner, Ring Wilmer Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2005 . 52 min. ; color. , Charley Tate is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy Wright, the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly until Lucy meets her former fiancée who's also vacationing with his wife. Suddenly there's a comic competition between Charley and the old boyfriend for Lucy's attention. After fifty years, cantankerous Charley has to win his girl all over again! Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

49. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Marcel Ichac; Paul de Roubaix; Robert Enrico; Ambrose Bierce; Monterey Video (Firm) by Ichac, Marcel Publication: 2004 . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

50. The Facts on File companion to the American short story   Publication: New York : Facts on File 2000 . 542 p. , Includes bibliographical references and index. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

51. Road to reading by Malkoc, Anna Maria , compiled by Publication: Washington, D.C. : United States Information Agency 1987 . 183 p. 23 cm. Date: 1987 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1),

52. The Vintage book of contemporary American short stories / edited and with an introduction by Tobias Wolff. Edition:   Publication: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 1994 . xvi, 558 p. ; 21 cm. Date: 1994 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1),

53. Tales for the midnight hour : stories of horror / Judith Bauer Stamper by Stamper, Judith Bauer Publication: New York : Scholastic Book Services, 1977 . 18 cm. Date: 1977 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

54. The Oxford book of American short stories / Joyce Carol Oates by Oates, Joyce Carol Publication: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 . xiv, 768 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 1994 Availability: Items available: AIT 美國資料中心 AIT American Center (1), 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 高雄美國資料中心 - 河堤 American Corner Kaohsiung He-ti (3), 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (2), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1), 美國創新中心 American Innovation Center (1),

55. The complete short stories of Mark Twain / Mark Twain; Charles Neider by Twain, Mark Publication: New York : Bantam Books, 1981 . xxii, 679 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 1981 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 高雄美國資料中心 - 河堤 American Corner Kaohsiung He-ti (2), 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

56. Parker Adderson, philosopher   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1975 . 39 mins. ; color , PARKER ADDERSON, PHILOSOPHER is the story of a union Army Spy, Parker Adderson, who is captured being enemy lines at the end of the Civil War. He is sympathetic towards a young lieutenant, but is at odds with the Confederate general. In a struggle before his execution, the lieutenant is killed and the general is wounded. The general dies as the spy is shot. Date: 1975 Availability: No items available:

57. The blue hotel   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1975 . 55 mins. ; color , The time is the 1880's. A young Swede arrives at the hotel of a moody, frontier Nebraska town. He anticipates the wild west of the dime novels and parlays that anticipation into his own death. Unable to relate to his new environment, the Swede is antagonistic to his hotelkeeper and fellow guests. A fateful card game results in accusations of cheating, a fight, and a violent climax. Original story by Stephen Crane. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1975 Availability: No items available:

58. Rappaccini's daughter   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc 1980 . 57 mins. ; color , Kristoffer Tabori and Kathleen Beller bring to life Nathaniel Hawthorne's haunting tale of 18th century Italy and a young man who risks everything to woo a beautiful, forbidden girl.(American Short Story Series) Date: 1980 Availability: No items available:

59. The jolly corner by Barron, Arthur Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1976 . 43 mins. ; color , THE JOLLY CORNER is the story of Spencer Brydon, who has returned to the United States after an absence of 35 years, during which time he missed both the fighting in the Civil War and America's dynamic economic birth. Brydon wonders if he would have been different if he had remained in America. In an effort to find out, he painfully reconstructs the secrets of his past and the potentials of an alien yet appealing future. A Henry James short story forms the basis for this television play by Arthur Barron. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1976 Availability: No items available:

60. Golden Honeymoon   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1980 . 52 mins. ; color , Teresa Wright and James Whitmore star in Ring Lardner's comedy about an elderly couple who take a winter vacation in Florida in the 1920's and discover that 50 years of marriage do not preclude the stirring of old jealousies--and the chance to learn from them. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1980 Availability: No items available: