The Devil and Daniel Webster, and Other Tales of American History


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Publisher: Hythloday Press
Product ID: 789790


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Vincent Ben t was one of America’s greatest storytellers, most famous for his witty and moving tribute to American history, The Devil and Daniel Webster, where a trial for a man’s soul becomes a trial of America itself, of all that is best and worst in a great and tumultuous new country.

In addition, this collection includes six more of Ben t’s best short stories, which in a similar vein, depict compelling and diverse elements in America’s great social tapestry, with memorable and often amusing characters: a man whose toothache leads him to encounter Paul Revere on the eve of the American Revolution; a Jewish immigrant who discovers a new experience of life as a trader on the American frontier; a woman brought from Africa as a slave who teaches her grandson the price of freedom; an old confederate colonel, hateful and unwilling to accept the loss of his old world; and an adventurous young man who discovers the folly in all walks of human life.

The stories included are:

The Devil and Daniel Webster Jacob and the Indians A Tooth for Paul Revere Freedom’s a Hard-Bought Thing O’Halloran’s Luck The Die-Hard Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer

ISBN: 9780692315422
Publisher: Hythloday Press
Pub Date: 10/2014
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.50d

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Weight 0.45 lbs
Dimensions 8.90 × 5.90 × 0.50 in