This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the following: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Mermaids" by Louisa May Alcott, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.
Public Domain (P)2012 AudiGO
Eclectic reader but mostly read anything seafaring, Tolkien and American history, even Pride and Prejudice and romance stories.
The short stories were the best and most enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the classic Twain Jumping Frog story because the narrator kept me laughing and on the edge of my seat the whole time! And the narrator for Rip Van Winkle was perfect - at first I thought he was rather droll and dull but I was so mistaken! Perfect lullaby tactic to lull me into the story and captivating me to the very end. I never heard Alcott's story of the mermaid but it was delightful with perfect narration! Enjoyed these stories and worth it.
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