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Publisher's Summary

This collection is a short-story lover's dream. Included are 17 classic works, representing the finest writers of the genre. This volume contains:

  • "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville
  • "The One Million Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain
  • "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane
  • "The Minister's Black Veil" and "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Princess and the Puma" by O. Henry
  • "Under the Lion's Paw" by Hamlin Garland
  • "Love of Life" and "The Law of Life" by Jack London
  • "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "A Horseman in the Sky" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather
  • "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Adventure of the Mason" by Washington Irving
  • "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" and "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte.
© and (P)1984 JimCin Recordings

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Great Selection

I listened to these sets in the "old days" when it cost about $40 on cassettes. Glad to see these Volumes are now on Audible as some of my tapes are broken and the price is certainly right. Great selections ( all three volumes ) and very well read.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Terrific

Great stories,great entertainment

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  • Newport
  • Portsmouth, RI, USA
  • 03-19-07

Great Selection

Great selection of stories. Well done.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Try any other book

I have read works by most of these writers that I enjoyed very much. These stories focus on character description, but the plots are flat. Maybe we have experienced so many great stories written in the last hundred years, that these from the 1800s come across as amateur attempts. The only truly great story here is "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". You would be better off trying any of the new books that are available.

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