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    • Editha

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Editha is a young and very patriotic young landy. Her lover, George, is not quite as enthused about her "my country right or wrong attitude," but she convinces him to join the army to fight a "just" war. The results of this decision are very unexpected and very thought provoking. This is a very powerful story and is more the type of writing one would expect from the Vietnam War era, rather than the end of the Victorian era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful story

    • By Sandinic on 12-07-08

    Regular price: $3.47

    • The Rise of Silas Lapham

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Howells’ best-known work and a subtle classic of its time, The Rise of Silas Lapham is an elegant tale of Boston society and manners. After garnering a fortune in the paint business, Silas Lapham moves his family from their Vermont farm to the city of Boston in order to improve his social position. The consequences of this endeavor are both humorous and tragic as the greedy Silas brings his company to the brink of bankruptcy.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Rise of Silas Lapham

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    William Dean Howells was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, of Welch, Irish, and German forebears. Along with Mark Twain, he was one of the great novelists of his time. This book, the realisic saga of the rise and redemptive fall of an American tycoon, is considered to be his best novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, okay narrator

    • By Scott R Selisker on 12-18-06

    Regular price: $34.30

    • Christmas Every Day

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Papa was a great storyteller, and his daughter wouldn’t settle for recycled tales. While Papa was not interested in telling stories he was badgered enough to come up with a whopper. Prepare to smile, and to wonder what it would really be like if it were Christmas every day - at least the way we often celebrate it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Childhood favorite

    • By Pawl on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This classic short story from William Dean Howells finds a brother and sister fairly demanding their papa to tell them a story. As a long-standing storyteller, papa is reluctant to dream up something new. The demands of children often mean that a parent will do things they never thought they would, if only to salvage their own sanity. A memorable tale for all ages. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

    Regular price: $7.13