Classic American Short Stories (unabridged)

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O. Henry, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain & Stephen Crane

Classic American Short Stories

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge | The Veteran | The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County | The Last Leaf | After Twenty Years | While the Auto Waits | A Retrieved Reformation | Brown Wolf

Read by William Roberts


Five great American short story writers, dating from the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth centuries are represented here. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Bierce’s ‘An Occurence 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 humour 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. An attractive and accessible collection.

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    Digital ISBN:978-962-954-473-7
    Cat. no.:NA221212
    CD RRP: $17.98 USD
    Download size:38 MB
    Released:November 2000
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  • An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
  • The Veteran
  • The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Brown Wolf
  • After Twenty Years
  • A Retrieved Information
  • While the Auto Waits
  • The Last Leaf
  • Makes the Whole World Kin

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