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Here are eight stories from master American writers of the nineteenth century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce—why is that window boarded up?—and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children, to classic short stories by O. Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon and Liza Ross.

Disc 1

  A Horseman in the Sky
1.   A Horseman in the Sky 00:04:31
2.   The sleeping sentinel in the clump of laurel… 00:05:42
3.   Is it then so terrible to kill an enemy… 00:03:25
4.   At that moment an officer of the Federal force… 00:05:29
5.   Eclipse 00:03:48
6.   And the first movement in the morning… 00:04:10
7.   Our family assembled early. 00:07:26
8.   A painful tragedy had been recently enacted… 00:05:58
9.   When I left the courthouse… 00:05:13
10.   My thoughts turned to the sea. 00:05:04
11.   Thus far the sensation created by this majestic spectacle… 00:05:45
12.   Regret by Kate CHOPIN 00:05:32
13.   At night, when she ordered them one and all to bed… 00:05:44
  The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
14.   The Bride Come to Yellow Sky 00:03:49
15.   To the minds of the pair… 00:03:21

Disc 2

  The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
1.   As a matter of truth… 00:02:55
2.   The bride looked anxiously at him… 00:02:47
3.   The California Express on the Southern Railway… 00:01:18
4.   Save for the busy drummer and his companions… 00:02:38
5.   No, he can't break down that door,' replied the barkeeper. 00:02:45
6.   You see,' he whispered… 00:01:09
7.   A man in a maroon - colored flannel shirt… 00:01:56
8.   There was no offer of fight; no offer of fight. 00:02:57
9.   Presently there came the spectacle of a man… 00:00:27
10.   Potter and his bride walked sheepishly… 00:02:49
11.   His enemy's face went livid. 00:03:30
  The Cop and the Anthem
12.   The Cop and the Anthem 00:06:01
13.   Soapy turned off Broadway. It seemed that his route… 00:06:27
14.   Disconsolate, Soapy ceased his unavailing racket. 00:05:43
  The Princess and the Puma
15.   The Princess and the Puma 00:03:47
16.   One day Ripley Givens rode over to the Double Elm Ranch… 00:04:23
17.   Josefa was standing in her tracks… 00:04:52
18.   Yes, there was even admiration in her gaze now. 00:05:04
  The Whirligig of Life
19.   The Whirligig of Life 00:05:36
20.   The Justice was just about to hand one of the documents… 00:04:45
21.   The next day came the little red bull… 00:06:50

Total Playing Time: 02:33:36

Bierce, Ambrose; Chopin, Kate; Cooper, James Fenimore; Crane, Stephen; O. Henry

Hagon, Garrick; Ross, Liza

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: NA244112

Barcode: 9789626344415

Physical Release: 04/2007

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