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Listed below are audiobook and single cassette versions of some of the finest works in American Literature. Featured authors include, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Theodore Dreiser, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthrone and others.

"Two excellent short stories, ("The One Million Pound BankNote" and "The Story of the Good Little Boy") characteristic of Mark Twain's incisive characterization and colorful narration, are told with expertise and and recorded with excellent technical qualities."review from The American Library Association BOOKLIST magazine September, 1981

Jimcin Recordings has been producing quality audio books since 1977. Our American Literature audiobooks and single cassettes have been widely praised. A few more reviews are listed down below.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR RECORDED AMERICAN LITERATURE BOOKS AND SINGLE CASSETTES.

AMERICAN LITERATURE

#C-254 MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather Read by Jim Killavey and Cindy Hardin In this, her masterpiece, Cather was able to capture in lyrical and compassionate prose, the people and places of her youth.
( 7 cassettes )....$29.00

#C-147 THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM by William Dean Howells Read by Jim Killavey. William Dean Howells was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio of Welch, Irish and German forbears. Along with Mark Twain, he was one of the three great novelists of his time. This book, the realisic saga of the rise and redemptive fall of an American tycoon, is considered to be his best novel.
( 10 cassettes ).....49.00

#C-145 THE AMERICAN by Henry James Read by Jim Killavey. A naive American finds himself out of his element in Europe. ( 10 cassettes )..... $54.00

#C-62 THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin Read by Walter Zimmeman. This novel was considered scandalous when written for portraying a woman's awaking to her own worth and her own sense of her equality and freedom. ( 5 cassettes ) ....$26.00

#C-243 UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe Read by Jim Roberts "So this is the little lady that made the big war." The authenticity of Lincoln's words have been questioned but there is no question that this work fueled the passions and prejudices of countless people. It is a work of overwhelming power and persuasion which has outlived even the most severe critics. The dilemma posed by this book has yet to be solved. What is it to be a moral human being? And how can such a person survive in society? ( 14 cassettes )..............$69.00

#C-117 THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE and OTHER STORIES by Henry James Read by Donna Barkman. Excellent short stories from James's early period. The title story is a tale of man's obsession with himself and his fate. "An International Episode" contains vignettes of upper class life in the 1870's."The Pupil" narrates a son's long history of parental betrayals and rejections.( 8 cassettes )...$39.00

#C-56 THE BEST STORIES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE Read by various narrators. Sixteen of the best from the master of the macabre. ( 6 cassettes )...$36.00

#C-15 THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane. Read by Jim Roberts. By allowing us to be in the battle, with all its terrors and trials, in the mind of young soldier,Henry Flemming, Crane creates a great realistic study of the fury and turmoil of war. Flemming dashes into battle, at first is tomented by fear, and later is bolstered with courage in time for the final confrontation. (4 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-6A THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London Read by Jim Killavey.
( 3 cassettes )...$21.00

#C-215 ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A BIOGRAPHY by Brand Whitlock Read by Jim Killavey. Excellent short introduction to the life of the "Great Emancipator" ( 4 cassettes ).....$28.00

#C-32 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain Read by Jim Killavey "Throughout the course of this humorous but enigmatic American classic, Killavey's dispassionate narration works surprisingly well. Killavey reads with steady objectivity. His voice changes only for different characters, yet infuses significance into every sentence. A provocative recording for school and public libraries." from the American Library Association BOOKLIST, 1980 ( 7 cassettes )....$44.00

#C-78 PUDDN'HEAD WILSON by Mark Twain Read by Jim Roberts Written as a chronicle, this story covers 25 years in the life of a few select citizens of Dawson's Landing, Missouri. A slave woman's new-born child is swapped for a judge's son. Mix this with a strange murder, a heap of Southern prejudice, and several eccentric characters, and you have a delightful and instructive tale as only Mark Twain could beget. ( 4 cassettes )......$24.00

#C-130 CHILDREN OF THE FROST by Jack London Read by Walter Zimmerman. A collection of ten stories based entirely on Indian themes. ( 4 cassettes )...$28.00

#C-3 A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT (abridged) by Mark Twain Read by Jack Benson. A Yankee finds himself in Camelot. ( 4 cassettes )...$21.00

#C-77 THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS by Sarah Orne Jewett Read by Cindy Hardin. Glimpses of life in rural Maine. ( 4 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-193 THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE by Harold Frederic Read by John Chatty.
A minister is tempted and falls from grace. ( 9 cassettes )...$39.00

#C-227 DAISY MILLER by Henry James A young American free spirit scandalizes European society. Read by Jim Killavey ( 2 cassettes )...$14.95

#C-214 ETHAN FROME by Edith Wharton A classic New England tragedy.
Read by Jim Killavey ( 3 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-121 THE EYES OF THE PANTHER AND OTHER STORIES by Ambrose Bierce
Read by Walter Zimmerm anand Donna Barkman. Stories of horror and the supernatural.
( 4 cassettes )..$24.00

#C-86 THE EUROPEANS by Henry James Read by Dianne Burroughs. Story of clash between American and European cultures. ( 5 cassettes )...$32.00

#C-26 THE FOUR MILLION by O. Henry Read by various narrators. "Even before their surprise endings these 25 short stories about New York City, which include his sentimental masterpiece, 'The Gift of the Magi', reflect O. Henry's indefatigable, metaphoric style. The narrators portray the characters well as they read vividly and confidently the patented prose emanating from O. Henry's unlucky lovers, naive immigrants, or unwooed damsels. To hear O. Henry this way adds a special vitality to his New Yorkers, making this a fine recording." review from BOOKLIST magazine September 1980 ( 4 cassettes )...$27.00

#C-98 THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS by Jack London Read by John Chatty. Tales of the frozen North. Stories included are: "The God of His Fathers", "The Great Interrogation", "Which Men Remember", "Siwash", "The Man With the Gash", "Jan the Unrepentant", "The Grit of Women", "Where the Trail Forks","A Daughter of Aurora", "At the Rainbow's End", and "The Scorn of Women".( 4 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-54 GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES -VOLUME 1 Read by various narrators
This delightful collecton by many of American's greatest writers includes, "Bartelby the Scrivner" by Herman Melville; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane; "The Minister's Black Veil" and "The Ambitious Guest" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The One Million Pound Bank Note" and Barker's Bluejay Yarn" by Mark Twain; "The Princess and the Puma" by O. Henry; "Under the Lion's Paw" by Hamlin Garland; "The Law of Life" by Jack London; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Man and the Snake" by Ambrose Bierce; "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather; "MS Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allen Poe; "The Outcasts of Poker Flat " and "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte. ( 7 cassettes )....$44.00

#C-111 GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES - VOLUME 2 Read by various narrators
Collection number two includes: "Majorie Daw" by Thomas Baily Aldrich; "The McWilliams and the Burglar Alarm" and "The McWilliams and the Lightning" by Mark Twain; "The Phonograph and the Graft" and "The Lotus and the Bottle" by O. Henry; "The Wild Horse of Tartary" by Clara Morris; "The Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra" and "The Phantom Island" by Washington Irving; "The Great Stone Face" and "My Kinsman, Major Molinaux" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Chickamauga" and "The Coup de Grace" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Premature Burial" and "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Mystery of Heroism" by Stephen Crane; "The Descent of Man" by Edith Wharton; "The Boy Who Drew Cats by Lafcadio Hearn; "The Altar of the Dead" by Henry James
( 7 cassettes )...$44.00

C-114 GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES - VOLUME 3 Read by various narrators
The titles contained herein are: "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane; Mr. Higgenbotham's Catastrophe" and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Editha" by William Dean Howells; "The Courting of Sister Wisby" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Damned Thing " and "Beyond the Wall" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allen Poe; "Jimmy Rose" and "The Fiddler" by Herman Melville; "The Stout Gentleman" by Washington Irving; "Even Unto Death" by Jack London; "Louisa" by Mary E. Willkins Freeman;"Mliss" by Bret Harte; "The Bar Sinister" by Richard Harding Davis; "The Ghostly Kiss"by Lafcadio Hearn; "The California's Tale" by Mark Twain ( 7 cassettes ) ...$44.00

#C-110 THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Read by Donna Barkman. Centuries old curse casts a long shadow. ( 8 cassettes )...$52.00

#C-112 THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS by James Fenimore Cooper Read by Jim Killavey. Tale of the "noble savage" ( 11 cassettes )...$69.00

#C-91 THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG and OTHER STORIES
by Mark Twain Read by Walter Zimmerman and Jim Killavey. Twain's wit at its best. Stories included are: "Baker's Bluejay Yarn", "The Story of the Bad Little Boy", "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "Extracts from Adam's Diary","Eve's Diary", "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper", "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's", "Journalism in Tennessee", "The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune", "Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale" and "Cannibalism in the Cars". ( 6 cassetes )...$34.00

#C-151 MARTIN EDEN by Jack London Read by Jim Killavey. Semi- autobiographical novel on the life of a troubled writer. ( 10 cassettes )...$49.00

#C-168 THE NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET by Edgar Allen Poe Readby John Chatty. Story of a horrifying journey to an unknown region. ( 6 cassettes ) ...$34.00

#C-208 O PIONEERS! by Willa Cather Read by Cindy Hardin. A courageous woman in a new land. ( 5 cassettes )...$29.00

#C-156 THE PIONEERS by James Fenimore Cooper. Read by Jim Killavey. Natty Bumpo heads for adventure in the West. ( 13 cassettes )...$69.00

#C-203 SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser Read by Jim Killavey. Realistic protrayal of the plight of a women at the turn of the century. ( 13 cassettes )...$59.00

#C-10 THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne Read by Cindy Hardin
and John Chatty. Classic tale of Puritan New England. ( 4 cassettes )...$29.00

#C-22 THE SEA WOLF by Jack London Read by Cindy Hardin and John Chatty. Incredible voyage of Wolf Larsen ( 7 cassettes )...$39.00

#C-104 THE SON OF THE WOLF by Jack London Read by Walter Zimmerman. Stories of Indians in the Yukon. The nine stories in this collection include: "The Son of the Wolf", "The White Silence", "The Men of Forty Mile", "In a Far Country", "To the Man on the Trail", "The Priestly Perrogative", "The Wisdom of the Trail", "The Wife of a King", and "An Odyssey of the North".( 4 cassettes )...$28.00

#C-74 THE SPY ( abridged ) by James Fenimore Cooper. Revolutionary war drama.
( 5 cassettes)...$29.00

#C-200 TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs Read by John Chatty. First adventure of the "ape man." ( 7 cassettes )...$39.00

#C-4 THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James Read by Cindy Hardin and Walter Zimmerman. Chilling story of a ghostly apparition. ( 4 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-33 THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Mark Twain Read by Bob Hollands. Youthful pranks and dangerous adventures. ( 6 cassettes )...$34.00

#C-125 THE THIRTY-THOUSAND DOLLAR BEQUEST and OTHER STORIES by Mark Twain Read by Walter Zimmerman and Jim Killavey. The wit and wisdom of Twain at his best. ( 4 cassettes )...$24.00

#C-84 THE TROLL GARDEN by Willa Cather Read by Donna Barkman. The author's first, and one of her finest, short story collections. ( 5 cassettes )...$29.00

#C-190 THREE LIVES by Gertrude Stein Read by Walter Zimmerman. A watershed in modern literature. ( 6 cassettes )...$34.00

#C-164 TYPEE by Herman Melville Read by John Chatty. Story of ship- wrecked men and savages by the author of MOBY DICK. ( 8 cassettes )...$49.00

#C-76 WHITE FANG by Jack London Read by John Chatty. Wolf becomes civilized.
( 5 cassettes )..$29.00

#C-57 WOMEN IN LITERATURE: THE SHORT STORY "Two narrators ( Walter Zimmerman and Cindy Hardin ) clearly and dramatically read a wide range of stories by such writers as Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, George Sand and Francis Gilchrist Wood. The selections, by both well-known and obscure authors are varied and worthwhile." from BOOKLIST magazine, January 1983( 5 cassettes )...$35.00

#C-102 WASHINGTON SQUARE by Henry James Read by Donna Barkman.
Fortune hunter pursues heiress. ( 5 cassettes )...$29.00

SINGLE CASSETTES -$9.98 EACH

D-5 "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

D-6 "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin, "A Winter Courtship" by Sharah Orne Jewett" and "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley

N-1 "Extracts from Adams Diary" and "Eve's Diary" by Mark Twain

N-4 "A Horseman in the Sky", "The Moonlit Road" and "The Man and the Snake"by Ambrose Bierce

N-5 "Favorite Stories by O. Henry I" Stories included are: "The Gift of the Magi", Sound and Fury", "The Last Leaf", and "The Cop and the Anthem".

N-6 "Favorite Stories by O. Henry II" Stories included are: "The Furnished Room", "After Twenty Years", "The Princess and the Puma" and "Mammon and the Archer".

N-7 "Favorite Stories by Mark Twain I" Stories included are: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper" and "Cannabalism in the Cars".

N-8 "Favorite Stories by Mark Twain II" Stories included are: "Journalism in Tennessee", "The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune", "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's" and "Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale".

N-12 "The Ambitious Guest" and "Dr Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

N-14 "The Sculptor's Funeral" and "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather

N-15 "The Blue Hotel"by Stephen Crane

N-16 "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Mason's Tale"by Washington Irving

N-33 "The One Million Pound Bank Note" and "The Story of the Good Little Boy" by Mark Twain

N-34 "The Minister's Black Veil" and "Young Goodman Brown " by Nathaniel Hawthorne

N-35 "To the Man on the Trail" and "Diable, A Dog" by Jack London

N-46 "Bartelby, the Scrivner" by Herman Melville

N-57 "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (excerpts) by Mark Twain

N-59 "The Scarlet Letter"(excerpts) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

N-63 "The White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett, "The Other Two" by Edith Wharton,and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin

N-64 "Love of Life", "The Law of Life " and "The Man with the Gash" by Jack London

S-1 "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

S-23 "The Mission of Jane" by Edith Wharton

S-24 "Turkey Red" by Francis Gilchrist Wood and "A Wagner Matinee" by Edith Wharton

S-42 "Marjorie Daw"by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

S-47 "The Bride comes to Yellow Sky" and "A Mystery of Heroism"by Stephen Crane

S-49 "The Great Stone Face"by Nathaniel Hawthorne

S-50 "My Kinsman, Major Molineaux"by Nathaniel Hawthorne

S-51 "The White Silence" and "In a Far Country" by Jack London

S-55 "The Phonograph and the Graft" and "The Lotus and the Bottle" by O. Henry

S-57 "The Descent of Man" by Edith Wharton

S-58 "Chickamauga", "The Coup de Grace" and "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce

S-62 "Editha" by William Dean Howells and "The Courting of Sister Wisby" by Sarah Orne Jewett

S-63 "Mr Higgonbothem's Catastrophe" and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

S-66 "Jimmy Rose" and "The Fiddler" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

N-68 "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe

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A FEW MORE REVIEWS

"For those already familiar with these two works by Poe, this recording (#N-24 ) is a special treat. 'The Pit and the Pendulum' relates the horrors of imprisonment during the Spanish inquisition. 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdimar" tells of a man who dies but is held in a state of 'sleepwalking' limbo for seven months. At first both narrators seem to speak in a monotone, but these very same emotionless voices build the suspense and prove to be extremely effective in conveying a sense of horror. Diction is clear and timing is excellent..A fine introduction to Poe." from BOOKLIST magazine March 15, 1980

"Hawthorne's familiar first novel ( THE SCARLET LETTER ) is a romantic, yet psychological work concerned with the concepts of good and evil in seventeenth-century Puritan Boston. The original text is read in its entirety with the exception of Hawthorne's beginning autobiograpical sketch, 'The Custom House'. In a clear, distinct style, the narrators bring the difficult words and phrases to life; their delivery fosters the stern, forlorn atmosphere associated with Puritan New England. These technically excellent tapes are recommended as a classic." from BOOKLIST magazine June 15, 1980

" The rough miners of roaring camp adopt an orphaned infant and begin to change their crude ways to accomodate the child. However, a flash flood brings a sudden end to their new way of life. In the next story, the local schoolmistress falls in love with an unsavory character with a wild past. The narrator's sense of timing is excellent, and his voice changes effectively when various characters speak. A hint of amusement in the delivery adds to the listener's involvement, and one can almost see, hear, and feel the wild West where both of these stories are set." from BOOKLIST magazine March 15, 1980

"Three fine examples of 19th century American women short story writers were chosen for this recording. Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour' focuses briefly on a woman't unexpected freedom and ends with an ironic disclosure. 'The Other Two' by Edith Wharton deals with the effects of divorce as the husband of a New York society woman gradually relaxes arbitrary social standards and adapts to inevitable contact with his wife's ex-husbands. 'A White Heron' beautifully describes the natural environment of Sarah Orne Jewett's native New England while telling the story of a young girls's conflict between her desire to protect a rare white heron and her desire to help a visiting ornithologist. All three stories are concerned with feeling relationships and self-discovery. They are well-read and suited to introduction in the oral mode. This is an engaging production which may increase the audience of three neglected short story writers."LIBRARY JOURNAL magazine May 15, 1982

"I found that of all the readings I sampled, his ( Jim Roberts ) has the most energy and best conveyed the sense of urgency that distinguishes THE CALL OF THE WILD. I think teen-age listeners will especially find it compelling." from the Los Angeles Times Book Review, October 1988

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