Spoon River Anthology

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100095144
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792758761
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Description

Deemed "essential" in the canon of American literature, this audiobook masterpiece performed in its entirety by a full cast of fifty makes the classic accessible to everyone. From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak the truths about their lives. Some speak of hardships and sordid affairs, while others speak of their simple, honest, happy lives. Some are elderly and others are youthful or children, but mortality has claimed them all. Their voices reach us deeply-alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, contemptuous, and comedic, evoking themes of love, hope, disappointment, despair, and abiding faith. As the Spoon River residents examine their lives, they invite us to do the same.

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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2013

All formats/editions

eBook
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Product Number EB00397038
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781440635298
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00109737
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466805729
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00676866
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625585899

Professional reviews

"Tombstones, as the man who carved them says he learned over the years, are a form of false history. In this 1915 collection, Edgar Lee Masters tells the stories of the dead--through their own posthumous words--in the fictional town of Spoon River. The stories are well told and often harsh, as the dead of Spoon River carry their anger and grievances to their graves. Masters portrays a town filled with injustice, corruption, and cruelty, an inverse to the idyllic community of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The cast of 50, headed by Patrick Fraley and Edward Asner, is well matched to the many characters in this excellent production. J.A.S. 2003 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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