Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other New York Stories (Voices: A Treasury of Regional American Fiction #4)

Overview

Although his most famous work The Red Badge of Courage (available from Audio Bookshelf in an unabridged audiobook) was created almost entirely from his imagination, Stephen Crane sought out life's most demanding lessons for himself in order to write about them. These four stories will amaze the listener with their rich imagery, and deft exposure of the human condition as well as the vivid picture they paint of turn-of-the-century New York City. The audiobook begins with a ...
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Overview

Although his most famous work The Red Badge of Courage (available from Audio Bookshelf in an unabridged audiobook) was created almost entirely from his imagination, Stephen Crane sought out life's most demanding lessons for himself in order to write about them. These four stories will amaze the listener with their rich imagery, and deft exposure of the human condition as well as the vivid picture they paint of turn-of-the-century New York City. The audiobook begins with a thumbnail sketch of the author.

Stories included are: An Experiment in Misery, The Reluctant Voyagers, A Desertion, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Librarians wanting to offer their patrons unabridged audiobooks may find the selection of shorter recordings limited. Audio Bookshelf's "Voices: A Treasury of Regional American Fiction" series meets this need with two-cassette productions of complete short stories. These latest additions to the series are outstanding and feature six stories by Willa Cather and three stories and a novella by Stephen Crane. The brave, raw towns on the prairie are the setting for Cather's immigrants and Yankees who bring with them long memories and ways of doing things that do not always lead to the smoothest of new starts. By contrast, Crane writes about Eastern city people, from a couple of Gilded Age dandies whose summer boat outing is not what they intend to the disturbing realism of Maggie, "a girl of the streets," who is unable to escape the miserable surroundings of her youth. Narrators Melissa Hughes (Cather and Crane) and Terry Bregy (Crane) read with clarity and vigor, employing ethnic accents without exaggeration and bringing the characters and the settings to life. These recordings will be welcome additions to collections in all public libraries.Nann Blaine Hilyard, Fargo P.L., N.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883332273
  • Publisher: Audio Bookshelf
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Voices: A Treasury of Regional American Fiction , #4
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
  • Pages: 3
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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