The Best American Short Stories of the Century Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Katrina Kenison
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• "The Other Woman" is told by a nameless narrator who is told a story by an unidentified friend, who begins his tale with saying that he loves his wife.

• The friend tells about when he was about to get married, had just gotten a new government position, and had been recognized for his poetry. These events drew much attention from others which made him feel almost dizzy.

• During all the commotion, the wife of a cigar store owner catches his eye, and he asks her to come to his home at eleven that night.

• During the day when the woman is to come to his house, the man has trouble focusing, but everyone contributes his actions to his upcoming marriage. The man receives a note from his fiancee explaining the nature of her love for him. The man resolves to turn the woman away when she...

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