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Publisher's Summary

American history overflows with good yarns. The many cultures which emigrated to the USA in the 19th century provided a broad fertile experience on which the short story writer could draw. The authors contained in this collection were masters of the craft.

The stories in the order they appear are:

  • 'Titbottoms Spectacles' by George William Curtis
  • 'The First Piano in Camp' by Samuel Davis
  • 'Mr Tolman' by Frank R. Stockton
  • 'Mrs Bullfrog' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 'Against His Judgement' by Robert Grant
  • 'A Desperate Adventure' by Max Adeler
  • 'Occurence at Owl Creek' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 'The Stout Gentleman' by Washington Irving
  • 'Clothes 'by Gustav Kobbé
  • 'Negative Gravity' by Frank R. Stockton

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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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