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Timeless Classics

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story

by James Thurber Author · Edith Wharton Author


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This 2007 Audie Award finalist features more than three hours of some of the greatest shorts stories of all time.

James Thurber's The Night the Ghost Got In

read by Isaiah Sheffer

Comic Mayhem is unleashed when a family hears a ghost in the night - and calls in the police.

Edith Wharton's Roman Fever

read by Maria Tucci

Two women reflect on romance and intrigue, long ago in Rome.

Jack London's Make Westing

read by Steven Gilborn

Danger, adventure, corruption and secrecy dog a ship as it rounds Cape Horn.

D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner

read by John Shea

A dark fable of a magical toy helping a little boy cope with family troubles.

Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

read by Marian Seldes

In Jackson's classic nightmare of society and sacrifice, someone will be the chosen one.

Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game

read by Charles Keating

A meditation on what it means to be a hunter - or the hunted, this tale unfolds on a remote island full of strange prey.

Raymond Carver's Cathedral

read by James Naughton

A subtle and intimate portrait of a man during a visit from his wife's blind friend.

Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

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Symphony Space, Inc
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Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story


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Actor :
Charles Keating
Actor :
Maria Tucci
Actor :
Isaiah, Sheffer
Actor :
John Shea
Author :
Edith Wharton
Author :
Shirley Jackson
Author :
Jack London
Author :
James Thurber
Author :
D. H. Lawrence
Actor :
Marian Seldes
Author :
Raymond Carver
Author :
Richard Connell
Actor :
Steven Gilborn
Actor :
James Naughton
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