American Fairy Tales

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: L. Frank Baum

Narrated By: Matthew Reece

Publisher: Books Should Be Free

Date: January 2011

Duration: 2 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum’s work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children’s stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Matthew Reece)

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