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Author: James Thurber Narrator: Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

In this collection of timeless classics:

  • James Thurber's The Night the Ghost Got In read by Isiah Sheffer
  • Edith Wharton's Roman Fever read by Maria Tucci
  • Jack London's Make Westing read by Steven Gilborn
  • D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-horse Winner read by John Shea
  • Shirley Jackson's The Lottery read by Marian Seldes
  • Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game read by Charles Keating
  • Raymond Carver's Cathedral read by James Naughton
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About the Author

James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the outstanding American humorists and cartoonists of the twentieth century, was born in Columbus, Ohio, and launched his professional writing career as a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch in 1920. He began writing for the New Yorker in 1927 after his friend and fellow writer E. B. White got him a job at the magazine. Though hampered by failing eyesight, Thurber wrote nearly forty books, including collections of essays, short stories, fables, and children’s stories. He won a Tony Award for his popular Broadway play, A Thurber Carnival. Both that story and My Life and Hard Times have appeared in countless editions and dozens of languages throughout the world.