Considered one of Twain's most important short works, The Mysterious Stranger tells the story of the devil coming to a medieval village in the persona of a beautiful, lovable, yet exasperatingly amoral young man. Befriending a small group of boys, Satan exhibits strange charm, compassion, and indifference as the tale comes to a surprising comclusion.
"Very Poor Narration"
The Diaries of Adam and Eve is Twain's humorous take on the myth of the Garden of Eden, as told by the participants. The joys and conflicts described will be familiar to all who labor with and love the opposite sex.
An effective alternative to vapid "flavor-of-the-day" pop psychology, these sermons offer deeply founded and time-proven relief for the troubles of the soul. These works provide inspiration for all, religious or not, and are highly entertaining!
"Good Material Badly Read"
Twain's favorite parlor tale, Captain Stormfield Goes to Heaven, presents an entertaining version of the afterlife, full of the humor and irony we have come to expect from this master of American letters.
"A missed opportunity"
Here is an accessible introduction to Emerson's work. It includes essays interspersed with classic Emerson poetry. Included in this audiobook are:"Music", "Divinity School Address", "The Concord Hymn", "Give All to Love", "The Lords of Life", "Experience", "Self Reliance", and "Grace."
Essential listening for understanding the development of religious thought in America...or for just hearing a rousing good sermon! Dynamic performances bring these classic pieces of Americana to life!
Ralph Waldo Emerson was the first American philosopher to seriously consider Nature as an essential component of human serenity. The carefully chosen chosen selections in this audiobook include essays interspersed with classic Emerson poetry.