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Classic American Short Stories

O. Henry

Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his neat tales a joy to listen to. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross and William Roberts

Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his neat tales a joy to listen to. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross and William Roberts
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his neat tales a joy to listen to. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross and William Roberts

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, James Fenimore Cooper, Kate Chopin, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross

Length:

5h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:52