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THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTION DVD 10 PACK - 10 Volume Set
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The American Short Story Collection first aired on the Public Broadcasting Service and was funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities




ALMOS' A MAN - Story By Richard Wright - Starring LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclaira
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Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today




BARN BURNING - Story By William Faulkner - Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Diane Kagan
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.




BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR - Story By F. Scott Fitzgerald - Starring Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort
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It's the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelley Duvall) is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin.




BLUE HOTEL, THE - Story By Stephen Crane - Starring David Warner, and James Keach
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Nebraska in the 1880's - bleak, lonely, and far from what you'd expect The Wild West to be. But for a na´ve Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of "THE BLUE HOTEL" represent the quintessential western fantasy.




DISPLACED PERSON, THE - Story By Flannery O'Connor- Starring John Houseman, Irene Worth, Samuel L. Jackson
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Set in Georgia during the late 1940's, the " displaced person" is a Polish refugee (Mr. Guizac) who's relocated by a priest (John Houseman) to work on Mrs. McIntyre's (Irene Worth) farm.




THE GOLDEN HONEYMOON - Story By Ring Lardner - Starring  James Whitmore, and Teresa Wright
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Charley Tate (James Whitmore two-time Academy Award Nominee, and Tony Award Winner) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable.




THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD - Story By James Thurber - Starring Brad Davis, and Carol Kane
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Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero.




I'M A FOOL - Story By Sherwood Anderson - Starring Ron Howard and Amy Irving
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Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit.




THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL - Story By Katherine Anne Porter - Starring Geraldine Fitzgerald
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Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny.




LOVE AND OTHER SORROWS - Story By Harold Brodkey - Starring Christopher Collet and Elizabeth Franz
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A St. Louis summer in the 1950's. A great summer for the coming-of-age of a sixteen year old boy. A great summer to learn a little about love and a lot about life.




THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG - Story By Mark Twain - Starring Robert Preston, and Fred Gwynne
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Hadleyburg has a reputation for unshakable honesty. The smug towns-people are proud of this virtue and keep themselves honest by simply avoiding temptation.




PAUL'S CASE - Story By Willa Cather - Starring Eric Roberts
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Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City.




PIGEON FEATHERS - Story By John Updike - Starring Christopher Collet, and Caroline McWilliams
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From the pen of Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike ( Witches of Eastwick,  Rabbit Run ), comes the story of a young man's search through the questions of life and death, and the wondrous discovery of living in the soaring beauty of one of nature's simplest creations.




RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER - Story By Nathaniel Hawthorne - Starring Kathleen Beller, and Kristopher Tabori
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Set in 18th Century Italy, "Rappaccini's Daughter" is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden.




REVOLT OF MOTHER - Story By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - Starring Amy Madigan
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Set against the beautiful rustic backdrop of farming life in 1890 New England, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's poignant story brings us two hard-working people of the land




THE SKY IS GRAY - Story By Ernest J. Gaines - Starring Olivia Cole and James Bond III
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From Ernest J. Gaines, author of  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman , comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the 1940's.




SOLDIER'S HOME - Story By Ernest Hemingway - Starring  Richard Backus, and Nancy Marchand
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Harold Krebs (Richard Backus) went off to fight World War I,  the war to end all wars. Then he came home... and found himself wishing it had never ended.


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