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Download McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fifth Reader Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William McGuffey Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey. In many one-teacher schools, students' ages varied from six to 21, and few textbooks existed.

In 1835, a publishing firm asked McGuffey to create a series of graded Readers for primary level students. The series consisted of stories, poems, essays and speeches and it is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. Since 1961 they have continued to sell at a rate of some 30,000 copies a year. No other textbook bearing a single person's name has come close to that mark.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 12/4/2010

    " I'm into this historic reading thing this year, I guess. There is a lot of really cool stuff in these books, although some might call it hokey. Some of it is hokey, but not all of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Willow | 12/1/2010

    " I did not like this book. Some of the stories were good, but a lot of them were boring and depressing. "

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    " This is where the readers started to get boring. :( "

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