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Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson

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Description:

Published in 1919, and listed on the Modern Library roster of the 20th century's 100 greatest novels in English, Winesburg, Ohio presents a series of loosely related character studies of the inhabitants of a fictional Midwestern town that together form a novel of unusual unity and vision. The inarticulate and lonely citizens of Winesburg, each with his or her own secret tale to tell, frequently relate those tales to, or through their interactions with, the character of George Willard, a young Winesburg citizen on the cusp of manhood with dreams of becoming a writer. Thus Winesburg tells the story of the townspeople's loneliness and alienation in parallel with the tale of George's own coming of age. The citizens of Winesburg are described obliquely as "grotesques," but as the introductory chapter makes clear, "The grotesques were not all horrible. Some were amusing, some almost beautiful . . ." (Description by Stewart Wills)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:38