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Download Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by William Faulkner
3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN:
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Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.

Selections in Volume 1:
A Journey by Edith Wharton - A woman tries to conceal the death of her husband on a train trip.

Impulse by Conrad Aiken After a lifetime of pushing his luck, a man pushes it a little too far.

Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Thomas Wolfe A lonely man with a map tries to understand a little piece of the earth.

A Christian Education by Robert Penn Warren A troubled farmer recalls the life and death of a retarded boy.

Barn Burning by William Faulkner In prose as fully mature and beautiful as anything he ever wrote, this is one of the most searing indictments of revenge ever put on paper.

Paul's Case by Willa Cather A youth decides to put his life of fantasy and that of the real world on a collision course.

The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét This beautiful, riproaring tall-tale embraces all that is good in American life. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 4/22/2011

    " Not one of Faulkner's best. It started out strong, but got a little tedious and confusing about half way through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lydia | 4/8/2011

    " "Go Down, Moses"???...rather go back to the pit from whence you came. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 3/10/2011

    " My first encounter with William Faulkner.Very powerful descriptive writer.
    I have some more lined up Light in August,A I lay Dieing,and the Sound and the Fury.
    This was a library book.

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 3/3/2011

    " Not, in fact, pornographic bilblical fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tonya | 2/14/2011

    " I read this in college for a literature class. I was disappointed because we read this as our novel, but it is really a collection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bronwyn | 1/4/2011

    " It takes a while to get into (like all Faulkner does really), but once you get into it, Go Down Moses is truly an amazing, masterful book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 12/18/2010

    " not the best Faulkner ive come across...but fascinating read filled with the typical Faulkner-esque vernacular... "

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About the Author
Author William Faulkner

William Faulkner (1897–1962)  was a Nobel Prize–winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories, but he was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter. The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.” He has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. In 1962, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.