These treasured stories from the most influential authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities.
Listen to these 10 unabridged classics by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, O. Henry, and Willa Cather.
Stories: Nathaniel Hawthorne - "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1831), "The Minister's Black Veil: A Parable" (1831), "Endicott and the Red Cross" (1837); Narrated by David Drummond.
Herman Melville - "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853), "The Lightning Rod Man" (1854); Narrated by Todd McLaren.
O. Henry - "The Gift of the Magi" (1906), "A Retrieved Reformation" (1909), "A Cosmopolite in a Café" (1906); Narrated by Norman Dietz.
Willa Cather - "The Sculptor’s Funeral" (1905), Paul’s Case (1905); Narrated by Laural Merlington.
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The two stories I liked in this collection was Paul's case by Willa Cather and A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry are deffinatly worth knowing, since their characters with stay with you long after you are done, and you find yourself wondering what came of them since.
But else, these stories are at best mediocre.