The Top 10 Short Stories - The 20th Century - The English Men

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2022
7 hours 6 minutes
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author? The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.The zenith of Empire is bookended by two catastrophic wars that slaughter vast swathes of humanity. And yet authors manage to record and create fragile libraries of humanity, its talents, its dreams and increasingly its nightmares.01 - The 20th Century - The English Men - An Introduction02 - They by Rudyard Kipling03 - The Rocking Horse Winner by D H Lawrence04 - The Interlopers by Saki the pseudonym for H H Munro05 - The Diary of a God by Barry Pain06 - The Juryman by John Galsworthy07 - The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood08 - The Haunted Orchard by Richard Le Gallienne09 - Carnacki, The Ghost Finder - No 1 - The Gateway of the Monster by William Hope Hodgson10 - Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad by M R James11 - August Heat by W F Harvey12 - The Matador of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
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