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Great Classic Stories by Alphonse Daudet
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Feb 28, 2012

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bookshelves: audio, short-story-collection, classic
Read from February 28 to March 05, 2012

Most of these short stories fit the general 19th Century Gothic theme; all but a handful of the authors are British, with a couple French and American authors thrown into the mix.
I love the short story format when produced by great authors. It takes a teriffic imagination to produce interesting tales in so few words, and great expertise to then condense these tales while developing characters and settings to the fullest extent possible. Add a wonderful voice actor and the result is magic!
I'll add more as I progress with my listening.

The 22 Stories in this anthology are:
Reginald on House Parties - Saki
The Sphinx without a Secret - Oscar Wilde
Tobermory - Saki
On Being Idle - Jerome K Jerome
The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde
The Garden of Truth - E. Nesbit
The Cat that Walked by Himself - Rudyard Kipling
The Girl from Arles - Alphonse Daudet
Mr. & Mrs. Dove - Katherine Mansfield
Georgie Porgie - Rudyard Kipling
Caterpillars - E.F. Benton - also just read in Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror and Fantasy

Lost Hearts - MR James
Ship to Tarshish - John Buchan
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
The Man of the Night - Edgar Wallace
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - Nathaniel Hawthorne
B 24 - Arthur Conan Doyle
Pat Hobby & Orson Welles - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mad - Guy de Maupassant
The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe
The Monkey's Paw - WW Jacobs
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