Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg), which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. The work has also been annotated, with additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, genre, setting, literary sources, composition, themes, style, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.