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Download Great American Short Stories: Volume 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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This second collection of great American short stories includes these titles:

Majorie Daw by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The McWilliams and the Burglar Alarm and Mrs. McWilliams and the Lighting by Mark Twain
The Phonograph and the Graft and The Lotus and the Bottle by O. Henry
The Wild Horse of Tartary by Clara Morris
Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra and The Phantom Island by Washington Irving
The Great Stone Face and My Kinsman, Major Molinaux by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Chickamauga and The Coup de Grace by Ambrose Bierce
The Premature Burial and The Oblong Box by Edgar Allen Poe
The Descent of Man by Edith Wharton
A Mystery of Heroism by Stephen Crane
The Boy Who Drew Cats by Lafcadio Hearn
The Altar of the Dead by Henry James Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/7/2011

    " Four stars for the first half, 2.5 for the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 4/29/2011

    " A little jumbled, but fun nonetheless. A biting critique of Progress in every form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 4/26/2011

    " This book was a good story and Mark Twain brought up good points on slavery and democracy versus monarchy that were important in his time. "

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

    " Second time through in 9 months. I found it to be more interesting this time through as I was looking at it through the eyes of the American Realist. This gave more depth to the novel than I had previously seen. It is a classic for a reason, still not my favorite, but a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/15/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books--sarcastic and political "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenna | 4/14/2011

    " mark twain is such a clever, fascinating kind of guy. he's written so much but for some reason this simple little novel remains my favorite of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rarishes | 4/11/2011



  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " I liked this book, but it felt a bit schizophrenic in tone to me. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.