Great American Stories by Mark Twain audiobook

Great American Stories

By Mark Twain , Stephen Crane , Ambrose Bierce , and Jack London
Read by Patrick Fraley , Patrick Hogan , Russ Holcomb , Bruce Robertson

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5.48 Hours Unabridged
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These ten treasured stories from the most influential authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities. The following stories are included in this collection: “The One Million Pound Bank Note” by Mark Twain “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain “A Visit to Niagara” by Mark Twain “Mysterious Visit” by Mark Twain “The Blue Hotel” by Stephen Crane “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane “The Eyes of the Panther” by Ambrose Bierce “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce “The Love of Life” by Jack London “To Build a Fire” by Jack London

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Summary

Summary

These ten treasured stories from the most influential authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities. The following stories are included in this collection:

  • “The One Million Pound Bank Note” by Mark Twain
  • “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain
  • “A Visit to Niagara” by Mark Twain
  • “Mysterious Visit” by Mark Twain
  • “The Blue Hotel” by Stephen Crane
  • “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane
  • “The Eyes of the Panther” by Ambrose Bierce
  • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce
  • “The Love of Life” by Jack London
  • “To Build a Fire” by Jack London

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Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Author Bio: Stephen Crane

Author Bio: 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.

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Author Bio: Ambrose Bierce

Author Bio: Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842–ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst’s Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictator of the Pacific coast and strongly influencing many writers. He disappeared into war-torn Mexico in 1913.

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Author Bio: Jack London

Author Bio: Jack London

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. Before making a living at his writing, he spent time as an oyster pirate, a sailor, a cannery worker, a gold miner, and a journalist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction writing. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “Love of Life.”  He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen.” He was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, including The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English