Item description for More Classic American Short Stories (Classic Fiction) by Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane & O. Henry...
Here are eight stories from master American writers of the 19th century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce - why is that window boarded up? - and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, to classic short stories by O' Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of "The Last of the Mohicans". Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon and Liza Ross.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 5" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher Naxos of America
ISBN 9626344415 ISBN13 9789626344415
Availability 0 units.
More About Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane & O. Henry
Journalist, short story writer, and satirist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was equally adept in a variety of genres, from ghost stories to poetry to political commentary. Bierce's fiction is particularly distinguished by its realistic depictions of the author's Civil War experiences.
Ambrose Bierce lived in the state of Ohio. Ambrose Bierce was born in 1842 and died in 1914.
Reviews - What do customers think about More Classic American Short Stories (Classic Fiction)?
A cheap read, but little else. Oct 19, 2007
First off, here are the short stories included on the 2 discs:
A Horseman in the Sky - Ambrose Bierce Regret - Kate Chopin Eclipse - James Fenimore Cooper The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky - Stephen Crane The Cop and the Anthem - O. Henry The Princess and the Puma - O. Henry The Whirligig of Life - O. Henry
Read by Garrick Hagon and Liza Ross
Based on the name recognition of the authors, I was expecting much more. None of the stories were known to me (and probably not to anyone outside an english lit department). Two of the stories were decent, but the rest were unimpressive. Wasn't impressed with the readers either, as they tended towards over-acting (though perhaps the material lent itself to that).
The two-disc set served its purpose of keeping me awake on a long drive to a fishing cabin, but little else. I did like the fact that I could stop between short stories, unlike a longer novel. On my last long trip, I was listening to Shadow Divers (great book!) and arrived at my destination in the middle of a dive emergency. Had to wait three days to learn the fate of the divers.
Can't say I would really recommend this compilation, but if you're a voracious reader/listener who goes through books like candy, the price is hard to beat. Also might be more enjoyable to someone else for the nostalgic qualities.