The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

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First edition
publ. Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford is a short story collection by Jean Stafford. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970.[1]


The Innocents Abroad[edit]

  • "Maggie Meriwether's Rich Experience"
  • "The Children's Game"
  • "The Echo and the Nemesis"
  • "The Maiden"
  • "A Modest Proposal"
  • "Caveat Emptor"

The Bostonians, and Other Manifestations of the American Scene[edit]

  • "Life is No Abyss"
  • "The Hope Chest"
  • "Polite Conversation"
  • "A Country Love Story"
  • "The Bleeding Heart"
  • "The Lippia Lawn"
  • "The Interior Castle"

Cowboys and Indians, and Magic Mountains[edit]

  • "The Healthiest Girl in Town"
  • "The Tea Time of the Stouthearted Ladies"
  • "The Mountain Day"
  • "The Darkening Moon"
  • "Bad Characters"
  • "In the Zoo"
  • "The Liberation"
  • "A Reading Problem"
  • "A Summer Day"
  • "The Philosophy Lesson"

Manhattan Island[edit]

  • "Children Are Bored on Sunday"
  • "Beatrice Trueblood's Story"
  • "Between the Porch and the Altar"
  • "I Love Someone"
  • "Cops and Robbers"
  • "The Captain's Gift"
  • "The End of a Career"


  1. ^ "1970 Pulitzer Prizes". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 3 October 2022.

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