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Oldtown Folks

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1870's rural Massachusetts communities became famous as “Oldtown” in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 7th novel and national bestseller. Based partially on her husband Rev. Calvin Stowe's childhood memories and other old timers' recollections, this story of growing up in rural New England just after the American Revolution is one of the earliest examples of local color writing in New England. Young Horace Holyoke, the novel's narrator, describes life during the early Federalist years, capturing its many rich ideas, customs, and family lore. Villagers wrestle with loyalties to the fledgling government, and with the new secular rationalism provoked by the young nation’s Founders. Clashes between Puritanism, Calvinism, and Arminianism abound. This book helped with the depreciation of Calvinism in that time. Summary by Michele Fry (22 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Preface

3:49

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.1 Old Town And The Minister

22:20

Read by Lynne T

Ch.2 My Father

12:40

Read by Denise Nordell

Ch.3 My Grandmother

17:46

Read by Denise Nordell

Ch.4 The Village Do-Nothing

25:22

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.5 The Old Meeting-House

52:49

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.6 Fire-Light Talk In My Grandmother's Kitchen

54:21

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.7 Old Crab Smith

27:28

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.8 Miss Asphyxia

26:48

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.9 Harry's First Day's Work

10:36

Read by Denise Nordell

Ch.10 Miss Asphyxia's System

24:22

Read by Denise Nordell

Ch.11 The Crisis

15:45

Read by Colman Shew

Ch.12 The Lion's Mouth Shut

15:16

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.13 The Empty Bird's-Nest

9:00

Read by Crystal Rogers

Ch.14 The Day In Fairy-Land

28:22

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.15 The Old Manor-House

21:56

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.16 Sam Lawson's Discoveries

21:58

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.17 The Visit To The Haunted House

43:29

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.18 Tina's Adoption

31:14

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.19 Miss Mehitable's Letter, and the Reply, Giving Further Hints of the Story

52:30

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.20 Miss Asphyxia Goes In Pursuit, and my Grandmother Gives Her Views on Educ…

32:00

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.21 What is to be Done with the Boy?

27:34

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.22 Daily Living In Old Town

34:36

Read by Colman Shew

Ch.23 We Take a Step Up In The World

35:07

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.24 We Behold Grandeur

32:43

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.25 Easter Sunday

45:31

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.26 What "Our Folks" Said At Oldtown

25:00

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.27 How We Kept Thanksgiving At Oldtown

35:01

Read by Denise Nordell

Ch.28 The Raid On Oldtown, And Uncle Fliakim's Bravery

29:58

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.29 My Grandmother's Blue Book

55:00

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.30 We Begin To Be Grown-Up People

30:59

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.31 What Shall We Do With Tina?

18:55

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.32 The Journey To Cloudland

15:39

Read by Gnomesb

Ch.33 School-Life in Cloudland

47:32

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.34 Our Minister in Cloudland

36:11

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.35 The Revival Of Religion

27:58

Read by Colman Shew

Ch.36 After The Revival

24:28

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.37 The Minister's Wood-Spell

20:58

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.38 Ellery Davenport

26:32

Read by Gnomesb

Ch.39 Last Days In Cloudland

21:28

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.40 We Enter College

23:50

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.41 Night Talks

11:46

Read by Crystal Rogers

Ch.42 Spring Vacation At Oldtown

25:59

Read by Gnomesb

Ch.43 What Our Folks Thought About It

28:01

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.44 Marriage Preparations

22:27

Read by Kathrine Engan

Ch.45 Wedding Bells

25:28

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.46 Wedding After-Talks At Oldtown

13:00

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.47 Behind The Curtain

17:40

Read by Kathrine Engan

Ch.48 Tina's Solution

16:51

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.49 What Came Of It

23:19

Read by Michele Fry

Ch.50 The Last Chapter

16:51

Read by Michele Fry