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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers. Irving's incredible and amusing tale of the archetypal 'Rip Van Winkle' relates the story of a man who slept through history. Stephen Crane's 'The Red Badge of Courage' tells of a young soldier who must struggle with his conscience no matter what the consequences. 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' is Mark Twain's hilarious story of a contest to end all contests in the rowdy days of the Forty-Niners. Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Man of the Crowd' tells of one man's strange fascination with another. 'The Ransom of Red Chief' is another of O. Henry's tales of a kidnapping that goes horribly, horribly,...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Definida por Henry James como 'una pequeña y hermosa obra maestra' y considerada como un clásico incontestable de las letras anglosajonas del siglo XIX, La tierra de los abetos puntiagudos es la gran novela de Sarah Orne Jewett, una de las voces más respetadas de la literatura regionalista estadounidense. El verano acaba de empezar y a la localidad costera de Dunnet Landing llega una escritora en busca de un lugar tranquilo donde refugiarse del ajetreo de la ciudad y poner punto final a su libro. Allí alquila una habitación en casa de la señora Todd, una experta botánica que vende remedios caseros preparados con las plantas de su jardín y con la que entablará una profunda amistad....read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Though not as well known as the writers she influenced, Sarah Orne Jewett remains one of the most important American novelists of the late nineteenth century. A Country Doctor, Jewett’s first novel, is a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a look at the author’s own world. In it, Nan’s struggle to choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the confining life of a small town and a self-directed one as a professional, mirrors Jewett’s own conflicts as well as eloquently giving voice to the leading women’s issues of her time. Jewett’s perfect details about wildflowers and seaside wharfs, farm women knitting by the fireside and sailors going...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Widows' House by Sarah Orne Jewett. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 11, 2012. Sarah Orne Jewett was an American novelist and short story writer, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. (Summary from...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Sarah Orne Jewett is best known for her clean and clear descriptive powers that at once elevate common place daily events to something remarkable, and lend dignity and grace to the most humble and homely human character. In Deephaven, go with her on vacation to an unforgettable seaside village where time runs slower and small pleasures are intensified. Much space is given to outdoor rambles and sights and events of daily living that draw you into another era. Jewett's loving and gentle descriptions of the people and life of Deephaven will make you sorry when the book is over, and long to be able to find that village for...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renee Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From ''Twas the Night Before Christmas,' Clement C. Moore's classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi,' which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church's moving editorial response to a little girl's Christmastime query, 'Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause,' as well as seven other Christmas...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Sarah Orne Jewett is best known for her clean and clear descriptive powers that at once elevate common-place daily events to something remarkable, and lend dignity and grace to the most humble and homely human...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Two Musicians by Sarah Orne Jewett. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 16, 2011. She published her first important story in the Atlantic Monthly at age 19, and her reputation grew throughout the 1870s and 1880s. Her literary importance arises from her careful, if subdued, vignettes of country life that reflect a contemporary interest in local color rather than plot. Jewett possessed a keen descriptive gift that William Dean Howells called "an uncommon feeling for talk - I hear your people." (summary by...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of At Home From Church by Sarah Orne Jewett. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 19, 2011. Jewett possessed a keen descriptive gift that William Dean Howells called "an uncommon feeling for talk - I hear your people." (Summary from...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    In this collection of four short stories, nineteenth-century writer Sarah Orne Jewett explores the theme of female friendship. Tana Hicken brings authenticity to the New England towns in which each story is set. The skillful reading and vivid descriptions conjure images of strong country women living simple, inspirational, lives. In 'Martha's Lady,' the listener's own chest nearly fills with pride as Martha is inspired by a visitor's kind words. Hicken brings an endearing quality to each New England lady and paints a charming portrait of the richness of women's relationships that is still powerful...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is considered Jewett's finest work, described by Henry James as her "beautiful little quantum of achievement." Despite James's diminutives, the novel remains a classic. Because it is loosely structured, many critics view the book not as a novel, but a series of sketches; however, its structure is unified through both setting and theme. Jewett herself felt that her strengths as a writer lay not in plot development or dramatic tension, but in character development. Indeed, she determined early in her career to preserve a disappearing way of life, and her novel can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship on the inhabitants who lived in...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    As contemporary today as it was over a century ago, this relatively unsentimental tale of labor relations still packs a punch. (Summary by...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    Nan Prince first becomes interested in medicine as a child, as the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie. But when she enters medical college, she realizes that she will have to choose between marriage and her...read more

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

    As contemporary today as it was over a century ago, this relatively unsentimental tale of labor relations still packs a punch. (Summary by...read more