Popular English short stories include "The Fly" by Katherine Mansfield, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" by Ernest Hemingway. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is another popular English short story.
Katherine Mansfield's "The Fly" deals with death, the unwillingness to accept truth and the horrors of World War I. Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" focuses on a manipulative grandmother and her problematic definition of a "good man." Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is about a writer dying of gangrene, who is with his wife on an African safari. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is about a woman who becomes increasingly obsessed with the yellow wallpaper in her house.