The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

If you are a fan of Mark Twain, you’ve probably already read the Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg… but if you have not already read this classic work by the renowned American Author, take it out for a spin and sit with it for a few minutes.

This is a great story about a man who goes to a town full of people who believe they are beyond temptation… and gives them a chance to see themselves through his eyes.  He does this not to be cruel, but because he was there before, and he found the town did not live up to its reputation, and he has hopes that perhaps, if they have an opportunity to see themselves as he does, they will reconsider… if nothing else, their town motto.

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Leo Tolstoy

If the concept of 500 plus pages has kept you from reading Tolstoy, then Master and Man may be just the story for you.  A chance to experience the writing of Leo Tolstoy, without the large page count to scare you off a first sampling to discover if the author is for you.

The story of an employer and employee trapped in a Russian Winter storm (think snow, snowdrifts… and generally cold weather you would not want to be trapped out and about in) this short story provides a chance to sample the writing of a great Russian novelist, and delve into the lives of two characters who have a lot more to face than just the great outdoors.

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Homer’s Odyssey

Where Homer’s Iliad  is a story of battle and valor and heroic men fighting the great fight, Homer’s Odyssey is a very different tale.  This is the story of Odysseus return home from the Trojan War.  Many refer to this as the love story that counterbalances the epic battle story that is the Iliad, and while both are born of the old Oral History tradition, they carry their own tone and flavor.

As Amazon.com says about this edition:

After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. On the way, he faces ravenous monsters and vengeful gods. But the real battle awaits, as his kingdom is under siege by unruly suitors vying for his wife’s hand—and his son’s head. To reclaim his throne and save his family, Odysseus must rely on his wits…and help from the unpredictable gods.

Homer’s The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC. It is one of the earliest epics in existence and remains one of the most influential works of literature today.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Odyssey, this edition ofThe Odyssey (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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Homer’s Iliad

Put into writing long after the story originated as part of a tradition of Oral Histories, Homer’s Iliad not only tells the story of the Battle of Troy, but readers who take a deep dive can begin to discover some of the techniques oral storytellers used to make their tales both captivating and easier for themselves to recall and thus repeat time and again.  The story unfolds with an inviting rhythm as repetitive descriptions lead the reader to anticipate what is coming next, and or perhaps more often, who is about to enter a scene, or act in some important or meaningful manner.

Here is the Amazon.com description of this edition:

After nine years fighting the Trojan War, the Greeks sense imminent defeat. The gods have cursed them with a plague; the Trojans have set their ships on fire; and their best warrior, the impenetrable Achilles, has turned his back on them. But when the Trojans go too far and kill Patroclus, his beloved brother-in-arms, Achilles returns to the battlefield with a vengeance so terrible that it shocks even the gods.

Written by Homer more than twenty-five hundred years ago, The Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature—the seminal epic narrative of infantry combat, the scars of battle, and the inevitability of fate.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Iliad, this edition of The Iliad (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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King Arthur

For hundreds of years King Arthur has reigned over the imaginations of young and old alike.  The appeal of this mythic King has been so profound that not only have readers the early stories about him, like Thomas Malory’s Le Mort D’Arthur, but authors have continued to visit Camelot and King Arthur’s court, up to and including a visit from by a Connecticut Yankee courtesy of Mark Twain.

Hourly History’s King Arthur: A Life From Beginning to End is an interesting read that provides an overview of the Myth of King Arthur in the context of the history of Britain, highlighting how the Myth changed and evolved as the British Isles underwent invasions and cultural changes.  The Myth was adapted and evolved as the needs of those who were reading, and enjoying it, changed… King Arthur was, truly, a leader for all times, and all generations.

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Anne of Green Gables

I can’t give this e-book credit for my all time favorite cover, but what it does have going for it is the advertised contents… not only does it contain the oft talked about, and recommended Anne of Green Gables, but this edition is a collection / anthology containing not just the original story that a family member sent to me as a teen when she was looking for a story we could both enjoy, despite the miles separating us, but also several of the subsequent tales as well.

The Amazon description remarks, these classic novels follow the adventures of the spirited redhead Anne Shirley, who comes to stay at Green Gables and wins the hearts of everyone she meets.  The Anthology contains:

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne’s House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside

If you are looking for an ebook that only contains the original Anne of Green Gables, try this book cover instead, it should direct you to the Amazon Classics Edition.

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Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane’s Red Badge Of Courage is another one of those books most American’s of a certain age were assigned to read in school, and for many, because it was assigned reading there was no pleasure to be found in these pages.

It is a shame, and the story is certainly one worth revisiting, with some extra years and experiences behind each of us, and a fresh appreciation for the lead character’s journey as he faces war, adulthood, reality… and finally ends up with that Red Badge of Courage that not only makes the title, but makes this story an American Classic.

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Slave Narrative – Uncle Tom’s Cabin & Twelve Years A Slave

Click the cover of Slave Narrative Six Pack to go to the book on Amazon (free as of noon July 13, 2017)
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The title of this selection / collection may rub some people the wrong way… but for those who want to learn from our past, with an eye towards the future, this collection has some important works in it.

Here’s the Amazon description, including a list of the books included:
The slave narrative is a literary sub-genre that emerged from the written accounts of enslaved Africans in Great Britain and its colonies, including the later United States, Canada, and Caribbean nations. Some of the earliest memoirs of captivity known in England and the British Isles were written by white Europeans and later Americans captured and sometimes enslaved in North Africa, usually by Barbary pirates. These were part of a broad category of “captivity narratives” by English-speaking Europeans.

For the Europeans and Americans, the division between captivity as slaves and as prisoners of war was not always clear. A broader name for these works is “captivity literature.”

Slave Narrative Six Pack presents six of the most famous examples of the genre:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 by Frances Anne Kemble
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano
The Life of William H. Furness by William Still
Captain Canot; or, Twenty years of an African slaver: being an account of his career and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the West Indies by Brantz Mayer

Includes image gallery and link to free audio recording of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Tom Sawyer

The Amazon description of Tom Sawyer is a good one, so I’ll share it here:

Whether he’s sneaking doughnuts, mooning over a pretty girl, or snookering the local boys to do his work for him, Tom Sawyer is the consummate schemer—but his charm and easygoing nature keep him from being in anyone’s bad graces for long. However, when Tom teams up with his friend Huck Finn, their sleepy Missouri town had better watch out.

Based on Mark Twain’s memories of growing up along the Mississippi River, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is both an idyllic picture of boyhood and an affectionate satire of adult conventions.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

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Tom Sawyer Abroad

There are some authors, and some books, that almost every one in America was assigned to read in school.  Mark Twain, whether it was Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn (Huck Finn to his friends) seems to be in that category.  In High School I discovered one of my favorite works by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad.  The sense of humor stuck with me… and I found myself quoting it to others for YEARS.  To this day I can still relate a scene from it, because Mark Twain captured two boys on an adventure together so well… he also so perfectly captured their understanding of their world – and the fact there was still more for them to learn.

The clickable cover above will hopefully take you to a free copy, available currently on Amazon.com

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The Call of the Wild

A classic tale of survival, written in 1903, and told from the perspective of a dog abducted and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska, The Call of the Wild was first serialized in newspapers before being published as the book we know today.

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre.  A story of a castaway, who spends decades on a tropical island, Robinson Crusoe has not only been turned into movies and plays, but has also undoubtedly inspired other creative works about castaways.

Perhaps less known is the fact that Robinson Crusoe was one book in a trilogy:  THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOETHE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOESERIOUS REFLECTIONS DURING THE LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

How many children, over how many generations, have dreamed of exploring the wonders beneath the seas?  And how many of those children have gone upon a thrilling sea-faring adventure with Captain Nemo thanks to the 1870 Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

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Twelve Years a Slave

This is one of those stories that has been described beautifully by others, highlighting its strength and power quite simply as coming from its unique perspective, and the fact it was written by a not only intelligent, but educated man, born free in United States of America, and yet, ending up a slave, in the United States South.

Whether you were captivated by the movie, or simply want to learn more about a time when America was torn apart in innumerable ways, this first hand account may well be worth your time and attention.

From the Twelve Years a Slave (Phoenix Classics) Description:

Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity.

As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the “peculiar institution” during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history.

Published in 1853, Northup’s book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South.

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Black Beauty

A story with depth, Black Beauty has long been a favorite of children.  Not only is it about treating people with kindness, sympathy and respect, Black Beauty hits on the more obvious theme of Animal Welfare.

While Anna Sewell may only be known for Black Beauty, written in 1877, it is among the top selling children’s books of all time, having reached as high as number 10 on the list, and proven to be a story that has touched the hearts of generations.

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Sign Language

Books can take us to far off places — or teach us something invaluable, in this case a language.  American Sign Language can make it simpler and easier for us to communicate with people in our community, and it can be something fun for adults and children to discover together.

This books shows the American Sign Language Alphabet, which allows for things like the spelling out of a person’s name.  It also includes a link to printable pages — adding to the usefulness of this ebook.

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War of the Worlds – and fake news in 1938

If you are looking for a prime example of Fake News, according to the UK’s Telegraph, you need look no further than the story of America’s response to Orson Welles Radio Broadcast of his War of the Worlds Radio Show in 1938.

It is commonly accepted fact that most of America tuned in to the broadcast late, perhaps only 30 seconds late, but regardless of how late, it was just late enough to have missed the warning he carefully put before his broadcast to let listeners know this was a creative work based on the writing of H.G. Wells.

There are those who, to this day, believe Orson Welles, and those working with him, wanted to show just how creative they were, perhaps how powerful their medium, and their words were.  So is it possible they wanted to panic people?  Or at the very least worry them?  Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article written after reviewing some of the rewrites of the radio drama, in which they recount scenes that were removed… reminding readers that the original work takes place not all in one evening, or in real time as the radio drama portrayed, but over the course of time… something that would have been easier to discern as a drama being played out for entertainment, as opposed to a newscast, or collection of “man on the street” interviews being broadcast in real time.

Whether or not Orson Welles radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds created one of the first incidents of Fake News, it certainly cemented a place in history for the work of H.G. Wells.

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Treasure Island

Some days a tale of adventure is just the escapist reading that calls out to a reader… and Treasure Island is a classic in the eyes of multiple generations.  Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish born Author who did not just write about grand adventures and far off travels, but took to the seas himself, traveling to, living in, and ultimately dying in Samoa.

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Father Brown

Contains both Chesterton’s Innocence of Father Brown and The Wisdom of Father Brown

There are a lot of wonderful mystery, crime solving, and procedural shows airing on Television these days.  Among them is Father Brown, a BBC show airing in the United States on PBS.  Based on the stories written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), Father Brown stands apart from many sleuths in that his primary concern is the soul’s of all involved in each case he encounters.

Justice matters, but putting someone in prison is not Father Brown’s primary goal or concern.

If this sounds reminiscent of a more recent Television sleuth, Father Dowling, it may intrigue some to read this nugget from Ralph McInerny’s Obituary in the Telegraph:

McInerny fashioned Dowling as a spiritual heir to GK Chesterton’s Father Brown, compassionate but not entirely worldly. “His secular interest in crime,” noted one critic, “is merely a mask for his deeper concern for the spiritual welfare of the victims and criminals involved.”

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Confucius

It seems that, for many, prefacing an expression with “Confucius says” means it will be witty, wise, clever, and not only worth hearing, but worth reflecting on.  As a result, some jokingly preface their own safe words with “Confucius says” in an attempt to add weight to them, or as a humorous way to get their friends to listen.

If you look beyond the joke however, you see a deeper meaning and truth — that a man who lived over 2000 years ago is still considered witty, and wise.  That the lessons he sought to teach are still considered with reflecting on and learning from.

Whether or not you are a follower of what Westerners have dubbed Confucianism, it seems remarkable that pearls of wisdom from 2000 years ago have not only persisted, but remained relevant for so many generations.

Confucius: A Life From Beginning to End is an Hourly History read seeking to give a little background information and context on who Confucius was, reminding the reader he was a real man, noting his goal was to make the world around him a better place, and his words of wisdom were designed to help his students do so.

Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi: Selected Passages from the Chinese Philosophers in The Path features passages not only from Confucius, but two of his students as well as other Chinese Philosophers.  If you are looking for something to think about, you may just find it here.

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Sherlock Holmes

It’s been nearly two months since we posted about Sherlock Holmes… and almost all the books are available for free at the moment (and the Sherlock Holmes Collection is free at time of posting) which made it feel like a good time to re-post about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s infamous detective.

There are a few addresses that everyone seems to know… 221B Baker Street being near the top of the list.  And given the caliber of the chief resident of that abode, is it any wonder?

Per Amazon, Here you will find the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories in the chronological order of their original publication:

– A Study in Scarlet
– The Sign of Four 
– The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
– The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 
– The Hound of the Baskervilles
– The Return of Sherlock Holmes 
– The Valley of Fear 
– His Last Blow
– The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

Most of the titles are available individually, for free, at the time of this posting, as is the collection shown above.

Additionally, copies of Sherlock Holmes: The Collection have been added to the CheerUp.Fun September Free eBook Library.  The first 100 people to sign up should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun September Free eBook Library, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

You can change your settings / leave the Library at any time through your Amazon account.  You will find books under the Manage Content / Devices Option, on your Content Tab, and the settings tab has a section for "Change your Whispercast Membership".  Next to Organization Cheerup.Fun are options to change device or opt-out.