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Download Great Classic Stories III: 22 Unabridged Classics Audiobook (Unabridged)

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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Gerard Doyle, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer Bradshaw Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators. Includes the following stories:

  • The Lightening-Rod Man by Herman Melville
  • One of the Missing by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Leopard Man's Story by Jack London
  • Tennessee's Partner by Bret Harte
  • The New Catacomb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin
  • My Watch and The Widow's Protest by Mark Twain
  • An Ideal Family by Kate Mansfield
  • A Painful Case by James Joyce
  • Small Fry by Anton Chekhov
  • The Road from Colonus by E. M. Forster
  • Silhouettes by Jerome K Jerome
  • The Voice of the City by O. Henry
  • Dalyrimple Goes Wrong by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Diamond Mine by Willa Cather
  • The Man with the Golden Brain by Alphonse Daudet
  • Morella by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Portrait by Edith Wharton
  • The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard by Anthony Hope
  • Monkey Nuts by D. H. Lawrence.

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About the Author
Author Herman MelvilleHerman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.