Best American Humorous Short Stories

  • by Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Caroline M.S. Kirkland, Eliza Leslie, George William Curtis, Edward Everett Hale, Oliver Wendle Holmes
  • Narrated by Stephanye Dussud
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eighteen of the very best American short stories, each a classic in its own right.
Stories include "The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots", by George Pope Morris; "The Angel of the Odd", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Schoolmasters’s Progress", by Caroline M.S. Kirkland; "The Watkinson Evening", by Eliza Leslie; "Titbottom’s Spectacles", by George William Curtis; "My Double and "How He Undid Me", by Edward Everett Hale; "A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters", by Oliver Wendell Holmes; "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", by Mark Twain; "Elder Brown’s Backslide", by Harry Stillwell Edwards; "The Hotel Experience of Mr. Pink Fluker", by Richard Malcolm Johnston; "The Nice People", by Henry Cuyler Bunner; "The Buller-Podington Compact", by Frank Richard Stockton; "Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff", by Bret Harte; "The Duplicity of Hargraves", by O. Henry; "Bargain Day at Tutt House", by George Randolph Chester; "A Call", by Grace MacCowan Cooke; "How the Widow Won the Deacon", by William James Lampton; and "Gideon", by Wells Hastings.


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What did you like most about Best American Humorous Short Stories?

I liked the fact that they were all short stories. You are striaight in there. The humor was not quite what I anticipated but that means it challenged my thinking.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Each story can be done in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I' m going to re listen to this book. There was so much to enjoy that it will be a long time before I can choose a favorite story from this selection.

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- elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-07-2012
  • Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing