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The Monster - A Stephen Crane Story-logo

The Monster - A Stephen Crane Story

Stephen Crane

The Monster The Monster is considered one of Crane's top four stories, but is left out of many collections. Don't miss it. A wonderful telling of the town of Whilomville in which Henry Johnson lives and other Crane stories are set as well such as The Knife. Henry is a buddy of the Doctor's son, Jimmie. They mutually discuss the Doctor, his doings, and their shortcomings. Henry takes care of the Doctor's place, drives him on his country rounds, and serves as a mentor to Jimmie. Henry is a handsome Black man respected and watched in the community. He has style and panache. He struts like a lord in his finery while having a good word for everyone. One night there is a terrible fire which turns out to be at the Doctor's. Henry bravely saves Jimmie, but is permanent scarred in the process. The town is scarred of Henry because of his disfigurement. The Doctor stands up to him because he can. But the tragic last scene, as memorable as any disappointment in literature, is when his wife has invited 16 women over for her Wednesday tea and only one shows up. This one is the wife of the grocer who warns the Doctor that he better get Henry out of town or he will be ostracized. To console his wife he says, "Don't cry Grace. Don't cry." And went on "As he sat holding her head on his shoulder, Trescott (The Doctor) found himself occasionally trying to count the cups. There were fifteen of them." Those 15 cups represent them being cast out of the town's center forevermore. Another Crane beauty. As with all Simply audio books, we provide an commentary in an afterword for those interested. Keywords: Stephen Crane, Whilomville, short stories, Henry Johnson.

The Monster The Monster is considered one of Crane's top four stories, but is left out of many collections. Don't miss it. A wonderful telling of the town of Whilomville in which Henry Johnson lives and other Crane stories are set as well such as The Knife. Henry is a buddy of the Doctor's son, Jimmie. They mutually discuss the Doctor, his doings, and their shortcomings. Henry takes care of the Doctor's place, drives him on his country rounds, and serves as a mentor to Jimmie. Henry is a handsome Black man respected and watched in the community. He has style and panache. He struts like a lord in his finery while having a good word for everyone. One night there is a terrible fire which turns out to be at the Doctor's. Henry bravely saves Jimmie, but is permanent scarred in the process. The town is scarred of Henry because of his disfigurement. The Doctor stands up to him because he can. But the tragic last scene, as memorable as any disappointment in literature, is when his wife has invited 16 women over for her Wednesday tea and only one shows up. This one is the wife of the grocer who warns the Doctor that he better get Henry out of town or he will be ostracized. To console his wife he says, "Don't cry Grace. Don't cry." And went on "As he sat holding her head on his shoulder, Trescott (The Doctor) found himself occasionally trying to count the cups. There were fifteen of them." Those 15 cups represent them being cast out of the town's center forevermore. Another Crane beauty. As with all Simply audio books, we provide an commentary in an afterword for those interested. Keywords: Stephen Crane, Whilomville, short stories, Henry Johnson.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The Monster The Monster is considered one of Crane's top four stories, but is left out of many collections. Don't miss it. A wonderful telling of the town of Whilomville in which Henry Johnson lives and other Crane stories are set as well such as The Knife. Henry is a buddy of the Doctor's son, Jimmie. They mutually discuss the Doctor, his doings, and their shortcomings. Henry takes care of the Doctor's place, drives him on his country rounds, and serves as a mentor to Jimmie. Henry is a handsome Black man respected and watched in the community. He has style and panache. He struts like a lord in his finery while having a good word for everyone. One night there is a terrible fire which turns out to be at the Doctor's. Henry bravely saves Jimmie, but is permanent scarred in the process. The town is scarred of Henry because of his disfigurement. The Doctor stands up to him because he can. But the tragic last scene, as memorable as any disappointment in literature, is when his wife has invited 16 women over for her Wednesday tea and only one shows up. This one is the wife of the grocer who warns the Doctor that he better get Henry out of town or he will be ostracized. To console his wife he says, "Don't cry Grace. Don't cry." And went on "As he sat holding her head on his shoulder, Trescott (The Doctor) found himself occasionally trying to count the cups. There were fifteen of them." Those 15 cups represent them being cast out of the town's center forevermore. Another Crane beauty. As with all Simply audio books, we provide an commentary in an afterword for those interested. Keywords: Stephen Crane, Whilomville, short stories, Henry Johnson.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Deaver Brown

Length:

2h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:06