By the North Gate

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By the North Gate
First edition
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Vanguard Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 253 pp. (first edition)
Followed by With Shuddering Fall

By the North Gate is a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates.[1] It was the author's first book, first published by Vanguard Press in 1963.

It was last published in 1971 by Fawcett. Two stories in the collection, "Edge of the World" and "The Fine White Mist of Winter", were later collected in her book Where are you Going, Where have you Been?: Selected Early Stories (1993).


  1. ^ McConkey, James (1979). Linda Wagner-Martin, ed. Critical Essays on Joyce Carol Oates. G. K. Hall. pp. 3–5. ISBN 978-0-8161-8224-4.