Read by Laurel Lefkow, Eric Meyers & Ian Holm (Unabridged: 7hrs 16mins)
Featuring stories by Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, HP Lovecraft, F Scott Fitzgerald & others.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
America has come to be the muscle and intellect of a world diminished by war and starved of virtue. True, she has faults and flaws but she has drive, ambition and a seemingly endless reach. Her literary geniuses enthrall and seduce us all with works that are bold, incisive and speak in a uniquely American way.
In this compilation -
|1 - The Top 10 - The American 20th Century - An Introduction by x
|2 - Hands by Sherwood Anderson
|3 - On The Gulls Road by Willa Cather
|4 - The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
|5 - Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald
|6 - A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
|7 - The Gift of the Magi by O Henry
|8 - To Build A Fire by Jack London
|9 - The Color Out of Space by H P Lovecraft
|10 - Here We Are by Dorothy Parker
11 - Eves Diary by Mark Twain