A collection of seven short stories by Kate Chopin including ´´The Story of an Hour´´, ´´A Respectable Woman´´, ´´The Kiss´´, ´´A Pair of Silk Stockings´´, ´´The Storm´´, ´´The Locket´´, and ´´Desiree´s Baby´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000436de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kate Chopin, one of the great literary writers of 19th-century American fiction, was a woman ahead of her time. From the early 1890s, Chopin was writing short stories, articles, and translations which appeared in periodicals and magazines regionally based in St. Louis - she was perceived as a ´´local color´´ writer, but her literary qualities were discounted. Much of her writing was autobiographical. She took into account her ancestry of Irish and French descent, and her years with Creole and Cajun influences in Louisiana. When her novel, The Awakening, was published in 1899, with themes of sexual and social independence for women, it was met with negative criticism and banned in several states. Chopin, discouraged by the criticism and realizing that she had not been accepted as the legitimate author she knew she was, turned to short story writing almost exclusively for the rest of her life. Volume 1 includes the following short stories: ´´Beyond The Bayou´´; ´´Ma´Ame Pelagie´´; ´´Desiree´s Baby´´; ´´A Respectable Woman´´; ´´The Kiss´´; ´´A Pair of Silk Stockings´´; ´´The Locket´´; and ´´A Reflection´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001834de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The War Between the States comes alive in this outstanding collection of Civil War stories, including ´´The Little Regiment´´ by Stephen Crane, ´´The Die Hard´´ by Stephen Vincent Benet, ´´The Brothers´´ by Louisa May Alcott, ´´One of the Missing´´ by Ambrose Bierce, ´´The Valley Was Still´´ by Manly Wade Wellman, ´´The Unknown Soldier´´ by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, ´´The Lamp of Psyche´´ by Edith Wharton, ´´How Stonewall Came Back´´ by James Warner, ´´The Locket´´ by Kate Chopin, and ´´The Face´´ by Ed Gorman. Full cast of narrators includes Stefan Rudnicki, William Sanderson, and William Windom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davi Ackroyd, Amanda Carr, Judith Cummings, Gabrielle deCuir, Richard Gilliland, Dan Musselman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000824de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer´s stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Narrated by Ranald (´´D.J.´´) Jethroe, Texas´s most precocious teenager, on the eve of his departure to fight in Vietnam, this story of a hunting trip in Alaska is both brilliantly entertaining and profoundly thoughtful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008492de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a small brass locket, very light but very sturdy. The cover and the quote will be printed on high quality photographic paper and professionally laminated, perfectly sealed and protected, with a matte finish so its not glossy at all, it looks very smooth and natural, like the cover of a real book. Please, send me a message indicating which tone (bronze or silver) and which of these attachments you want for your little book locket - Simple pendant with matching jump ring - Clip-on charm with matching lobster clasp - Keychain with matching keyring - Necklace with 16 inches 40 cm long black organza ribbon with lobster clasp and extender - Necklace with 18 inches 45 cm long black waxed cotton cord with lobster clasp and extender - Necklace with 16, 20, 24 or 28 inches 40, 50, 60 or 70 cm long matching link chain with lobster clasp Locket is 2 cm less than 1 inch tall. Please, check the picture of the item in my hand for size reference. Objects do appear to be bigger than they are in such close-up. I take my pictures under natural light and add no tricks on Photoshop (just my brand image). What you see is what you get. However, colours may vary slightly from the picture to the real thing due to monitor settings. I ship worldwide from SPAIN with registered mail (it includes tracking number and insurance). My items come in a black velvet or natural cotton pouch (depending on stock), ready for gift giving and perfect for storage. All my items are homemade (smoke-free house) and handcrafted by myself, no two will be exactly alike and they may have tiny imperfections that make them unique. Please, take a moment to read my shop policies before purchasing. And do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I will reply as soon as I can.
In 1842, Charles Dickens visited America. His reception was somewhat colder than that which usually greeted him - already a successful author in both Britain and the United States. This lack of enthusiasm from the Americans was partly due to his criticism of the pirating of English books in that country and partly due to his outspoken distaste for the custom of slavery in the Southern states. He wrote in the preface to American Notes, ´Prejudiced I am not, and never have been, otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America. I feel a grateful interest in the country. I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest importance in the whole human race. To represent me as viewing America with ill nature, coldness or animosity is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one!´ Despite this placatory tone, one American reviewer spoke thus of American Notes: ´The most trashy...the most contemptible...the essence of balderdash, reduced to the last drop of silliness and inanity´. Listen to the journals and judge for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000057de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James MacGregor Burns’s stunning trilogy of American history, spanning the birth of the Constitution to the final days of the Cold War. In these three volumes, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner James MacGregor Burns chronicles with depth and narrative panache the most significant cultural, economic, and political events of American history. In The Vineyard of Liberty, he combines the color and texture of early American life with meticulous scholarship. Focusing on the tensions leading up to the Civil War, Burns brilliantly shows how Americans became divided over the meaning of Liberty. In The Workshop of Democracy, Burns explores more than a half-century of dramatic growth and transformation of the American landscape, through the addition of dozens of new states, the shattering tragedy of the First World War, the explosion of industry, and, in the end, the emergence of the United States as a new global power. And in The Crosswinds of Freedom, Burns offers an articulate and incisive examination of the US during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower - through the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, and the rapid pace of technological change that gave rise to the ´´American Century.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017311de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What defines an American? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? The paradox of American identity is that although the United States is a melting pot of many different traditions, motives, and ideals, there are nevertheless distinctive qualities that define the American character. In this series of 48 fascinating lectures, an award-winning teacher and author explores the national character by introducing you to notable men and women from every era of American history - some of them famous, some unknown, some even infamous - whose lives speak eloquently about the qualities, for better or worse, that make one truly American. Focusing on various character traits and attitudes that have indelibly shaped the national psyche, Professor Allitt takes you on a journey from the very first settlers to the present, showing how certain characteristics have persisted through time and also how certain traits and beliefs have changed. And while the lectures are enjoyable as a well-told series of biographies, they do much more, helping you gain a deeper understanding of the trends and ideas that have shaped America and continue to influence American society today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Patrick N. Allitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000023de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the 17th century to the present day. Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness rather than a moral failure. Today´s advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation´s history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America´s great liberation movements. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010049de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning historian Simon Schama´s landmark exploration of how America´s past influences its future ´I can tell you exactly when American democracy came back from the dead, because I was there . . .´ Simon Schama´s different kind of history of the USA begins in the middle of an Iowa caucus. There he witnesses first-hand the exciting, chaotic crush as ordinary Americans - grannies, students, businesswomen and doctors - decide who should become the 44th President of the United States. He meets Muslim Chuck (Khalil) Alaman, the ´Chicken Club´ immigrants and even retired generals, with their take on American history, as they all face the future. Schama delves into America´s past to reveal a fascinating collection of stories - of heroes and villains - that capture the spirit of a country built on migration and war: Fannie Lou, sharecropper turned civil rights campaigner, General Montgomery Meigs, founder of the first war cemetery at Arlington, and many more. Simon Schama has lived in America half his life. Here, he shows how the echoes of the past live on in the land of freedom and opportunity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002294de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.