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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Crane Narrator: Jack Benson Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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Stephen Crane's fascinating story The Blue Hotel is seen by many as a study of fear. Crane used the stereotypical 1890's American West as his setting, and the story uses a card game to show how fear feeds upon itself. There are both inner fears and fears existing in reality, and the ways that they interact with each other make for a fascinating tale. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sleepwalker | 2/21/2011

    " One of the best short stories I've ever read, maybe even THE best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen-Marie Freeman | 12/19/2009

    " Slow getting started and a limp payoff at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 6/9/2009

    " A great story illustrating culpability for action beyond the immediate consequences. Great story I listened to through Classic Tales Podcast. BJ Harrison is a great reader/actor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/23/2009

    " Interesting ending, poses a good question. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 3/1/2008

    " A little short story by a fantastic author with so much depth of allegory that it can be studied for a lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frederick | 6/14/2007

    " Hemingway said "The Blue Hotel" was the best short story ever written by an American.
    It is a beautiful, sad, horrifying story. It's always good to have a collection of Crane's stories. It's even better to have one named after the best one he wrote. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane (1871–1900) was an American novelist, poet, and journalist. He worked as a reporter of slum life in New York and a highly paid war correspondent for newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. He wrote many works of fiction, poems, and accounts of war, all well received but none as acclaimed as his 1895 Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Today he is considered one of the most innovative American writers of the 1890s and one of the founders of literary realism.