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"Button, Button" is a short story about a husband and wife, Norma and Aurthur Lewis, who are offered a deal by a Mr. Steward for $50,000. If they choose to push the button someone they don't know will die, and they will ... More »

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"The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain is a short story about a man, Henry, waiting for his wife to come home. What the narrator and reader do not know until the end of the story is that Henry's wife has been dead for 19... More »

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"The Story of Griselda" from Giovanni Boccaccio's novel "Decameron" is about a woman whose husband tests her loyalty by convincing her that he killed their children and by kicking her out of their home. Because she remai... More »

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"Big Black Good Man" is a short story by Richard Wright that offers a snapshot of prejudice based on outward appearance, in this case, toward a large dark-skinned male. The main character, Olaf Jensen, is afraid and dist... More »

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“The Secret Life of Life of Walter Mitty,” a short story by James Thurber that first appeared in "The New Yorker," is one of the most widely known stories of a wimpy husband. Others include “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf... More »

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In O. Henry's classic short story "The Gift of the Magi," Della buys her husband, Jim, a platinum fob chain for his pocket watch. In return, he buys her a set of tortoise shell combs. More »

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"The Disappearance" by Chitra Banerjee is a short story about an Indian man whose wife has disappeared. As the story progresses, the reader realizes that the narrator is responsible for the disappearance of his wife due ... More »

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