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Top 10 Short Stories The - The Classic Novelists - The top ten short stories written by classic novelists - cover

Top 10 Short Stories The - The Classic Novelists - The top ten short stories written by classic novelists

Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fyodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf

Narrator Ian Holm, Jim Norton, Laurel Lefkow

Publisher: The Copyright Group

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Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart.  A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere. 
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?  
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme.  Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature. 
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made.  If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something. 
These novelists burst with a literary energy that is hard to contain.  They cover a myriad of styles and themes, narratives packed full of fully-formed characters in powerful tales that have become an essential and integral part of our literary heritage.  
01 - The Top 10 - The Classic Novelists - An Introduction 
02 - Transcendental Wild Oats by Louisa May Alcott 
03 - The Signalman by Charles Dickens 
04 - The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostovesky  
05 - Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald 
06 - The Sexton's Hero by Elizabeth Gaskell 
07 - The Dead by James Joyce 
08 - How Much Land Does A Man Need by Leo Tolstoy 
09 - Malachi's Cove by Anthony Trollope 
10 - Eve's Diary by Mark Twain 
11 - Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf
Duration: about 8 hours (07:36:08)
Publishing date: 2021-01-05; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2020. Copyright Statment: —