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  • Ominous Baby: A Stephen Crane Story

    Ominous Baby: A Stephen Crane Story

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Stephen Crane
    Duration: 00:06:56

    An Ominous Baby, which is quite short, is an unexpected Stephen Crane jewel. Crane is best known for three short stories, The Open Boat, thought by many to be the best short story ever written, The Blue Hotel, and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky. An Ominous Baby is perhaps the most unusual of the othe ... [ more ]

  • Canadian Poetry: The Oxford Book of Verse (1913)

    Canadian Poetry: The Oxford Book of Verse (1913)

    Genre: Poetry,Literature
    Author: Wilfred Campbell
    Duration: 07:47:00

    Contains an introduction; a description & biography of the primary editor & poet, William Wilfred Campbell, & secondary collaborator, poet Archibald Lampman & the 2 primary critics who sustained Canadian poetry during the 20th century, E. K. Brown & Douglas Bush & the bridge between generations, poe ... [ more ]

  • Chickamauga: A Child in War

    Chickamauga: A Child in War

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Historical Fiction,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 00:18:00

    A heart rendering Civil War story about a lost boy, the aftermath of dying men crawling on the ground, and the boy being in the middle of it all, and lastly, returning to his old homestead largely destroyed. A must read for people interested in the Civil War and Americana in general. ... [ more ]

  • Comfortable: A Tom Walker Mystery

    Comfortable: A Tom Walker Mystery

    Genre: Mystery & Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Short Stories
    Author: Deaver Brown, Harvard AB & MBA
    Duration: 00:55:00

    Comfortable is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who learns in her senior year that her parents are getting divorced; wants to find a proper romantic relationship; studies martial arts for self-defense; and is confronted by two attackers, whom she takes out and kills in self-defense. It featu ... [ more ]

  • Enthusiast: A Sarah Logan Mystery

    Enthusiast: A Sarah Logan Mystery

    Genre: Mystery & Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Novels
    Author: Deaver Brown, Harvard AB & MBA
    Duration: 02:50:00

    Sarah Logan is a spinoff from the Tom Walker mystery series. John Calthrop, the investment adviser and general counselor, hooks her into his world as she is confronted by two rapists and potential murderers who she takes out expeditiously. The rest of the story goes from there, as she disposes of t ... [ more ]

  • Flanagan: A Short Filibustering Adventure

    Flanagan: A Short Filibustering Adventure

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Stephen Crane
    Duration: 00:37:00

    Flanagan: His Short Filibustering Adventure Flanagan is a story not dissimilar from The Open Boat except that the captain does in Flanagan but not in the Open Boat. Flanagan is hired to take a ship, aptly named the Foundling, down to Cuba to run guns and people into Cuba. He does so in a ricket ... [ more ]

  • God Sees the Truth, But Waits: A Leo Tolstoy Short Story

    God Sees the Truth, But Waits: A Leo Tolstoy Short Story

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Leo Tolstoy
    Duration: 00:20:00

    God Sees the Truth but waits has the subject matter that Dostoyevsky could have used. The difference is Dostoyevsky would have written it with a fist waving of anger and frustration leaping from the page while Tolstoy writes it with an accepting non-violent attitude relating to those abused with gri ... [ more ]

  • Going into Society: A Charles Dickens Story

    Going into Society: A Charles Dickens Story

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 00:33:00

    An hilarious Dickens story, with his classic story within a story format, about a sideshow, the various characters but especially a dwarf who seeks to gain property and go into society. He gets the money through winning a lottery, goes into society with hilarious and sad results, as only Dickens can ... [ more ]

  • His New Mittens: A Stephen Crane Story

    His New Mittens: A Stephen Crane Story

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Stephen Crane
    Duration: 00:27:00

    His New Mittens An interesting story about how a boy goes to school with new mittens his mother wants him to protect. To do so he cannot join in a snowball fight with his friends with parents less scrupulous about clothing and the like. The boy ultimately gives in, gets in trouble with his moth ... [ more ]

  • Hunted Down: A Charles Dickens Story

    Hunted Down: A Charles Dickens Story

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 00:55:00

    A story that has a version of Uriah Heap, a story within a story, death and deliverance, anger and revenge. A class short story well worth introducing young readers to before embarking on the longer voyage of Dickens' novels. Dickens has wonderful names such as Mr. Heap and here Mr. Slinkton. Cathar ... [ more ]

  • Killed at Resaca: A Man in the Open & Doomed

    Killed at Resaca: A Man in the Open & Doomed

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 00:16:00

    The story of a brave man, loved by his fellow soldiers, driven by a heartless beautiful woman. ... [ more ]

  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: An Oscar Wilde Short Story

    Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: An Oscar Wilde Short Story

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Oscar Wilde
    Duration: 01:15:00

    One of Oscar Wilde's best beloved short stories dealing with romance, love, and murder, with the discussion of murder being light-hearted and witty as only Wilde can do. A must read for Oscar Wilde fans. ... [ more ]

  • Man Without a Country

    Man Without a Country

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Edward Everett Hale
    Duration: 01:11:00

    The Man without a Country is a short story by American writer, Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic, during the height of the Civil War during 1863 by the leading American literary magazine of the nineteenth century, The Atlantic. It is the story of an American Army Lieutenant Philip ... [ more ]

  • Nobody's Story: A Charles Dickens Christmas Story about the Poor & Overlooked

    Nobody's Story: A Charles Dickens Christmas Story about the Poor & Overlooked

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 00:14:00

    A Charles Dickens Christmas story about remembering the poor, forgotten, and overlooked once a year by the Christmas fire. This grand story sets up the esteemed bickering Big Wig family as a guide to the laboring Nobody family, led by the named Legion, and nothing good comes of it. Legion's master d ... [ more ]

  • One of the Missing: The Short Life of a Forward Observer

    One of the Missing: The Short Life of a Forward Observer

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 00:31:00

    A moving story about a forward observer in the Civil War, moving too far forward, and caught in the grip of war. ... [ more ]

  • One Kind of Officer: Compliance & Malicious Compliance

    One Kind of Officer: Compliance & Malicious Compliance

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 00:26:00

    A story of the heartache of orders given without discretion in the field; the misuse of that approach down the line; the death that follows from the last to use this approach. ... [ more ]

  • Owl Creek Bridge: An Occurrence

    Owl Creek Bridge: An Occurrence

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 00:27:00

    Considered one of the great American short stories; Kurt Vonnegut said it was the best. Set in the Civil War with a Southwestern humor twist worthy of Mark Twain, but much grimmer. The story of betrayal as a Northern Scout in the Civil War lures a planter to blow up a bridge so he can be caught and ... [ more ]

  • Baseball

    Baseball

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Short Stories
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:50:00

    More than three hours of some of the greatest short stories of all time, brought to life by distinguished stage and screen actors. Roger Angell and A. Bartlett Giamatti's Play by Play, John Updike's Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu read by Jack Davidson, Rolfe Humphries' Polo Grounds read by Fritz Weaver ... [ more ]

  • Tales of Betrayal

    Tales of Betrayal

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:59:00

    In this compilation characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting. Abraham prepares to slay Isaac; siblings fall in love with the same man; a Thai man hides his secret guilt from his best friend on draft selection day; delve into the secret lives o ... [ more ]

  • Wartime Lives

    Wartime Lives

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 03:16:00

    What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; ... [ more ]