Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories

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(3.8 stars; 4 reviews)

This book, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, is a collection of 23 "modern short stories", written by various authors as follows: Cornelia A. P. Comer, Amy Wentworth Stone, Elizabeth Ashe, Dallas Lore Sharp, H. G. Dwight, Mary Lerner, Charles Caldwell Dobie, Henry Seidel Canby, Zephine Humphrey, Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Katharine Butler, Madeleine Z. Doty, F. J. Louriet, Ernest Starr, C. A. Mercer, Margaret Sherwood, E. Nesbit, E. V. Lucas, Margaret Lynn, Margaret Prescott Montague, and Arthur Russell Taylor. This audio compilation begins with the stories themselves, each Section followed by the editor's Biographical and Interpretative Notes, and at the end of the collection, the book's lengthy Introduction is included for the benefit of scholars who may be interested in editor Charles Swain Thomas' detailed opinions on what makes a short story compelling and why women excel in this genre. (Summary by Michele Fry) (11 hr 43 min)


The Preliminaries 43:03 Read by Mike Pelton
Buttercup-Night 18:57 Read by Mike Pelton
Hepaticas 54:30 Read by Arie
Possessing Prudence 23:01 Read by Michele Fry
The Glory-Box 41:31 Read by fshort
The Spirit of the Herd 18:44 Read by Lynne T
In the Pasha's Garden 45:15 Read by Arie
Little Selves 30:03 Read by Arie
The Failure 26:49 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Business is Business 27:53 Read by ScottReyonoldsVoice
Nothing 22:48 Read by Julia Niedermaier
A Moth of Peace 56:43 Read by Lucretia B.
In No Strange Land 14:36 Read by Mike Pelton
Little Brother 15:48 Read by Arie
What Road Goeth He? 19:35 Read by Mike Pelton
The Clearer Sight 41:28 Read by Jessica Atha
The Garden of Memories 13:43 Read by Lynne T
The Clearest Voice 20:55 Read by Michele Fry
The Marble Child 24:32 Read by Arie
The One Left 11:37 Read by Julia Niedermaier
The Legacy of Richard Hughes 38:21 Read by Michele Fry
Of Water and the Spirit 30:55 Read by Arie
Mr. Squem 21:03 Read by Arie
Introduction 42:04 Read by Michele Fry


short stories

(5 stars)

I love this one. The stories tell the tales of being a good human being and that hindsight is always 20-20!