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Love Stories - (AudioBook)

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Enjoy listening to these stories from the masters
The Wedding Knell by Nathaniel Hawthorne
In The Wedding Knell, Mrs Dabney (a woman who married and was widowed twice) is going to be marrying Mr. Ellenwood, a 65 year old who had been attracted to Dabney in the past. When Mrs. Dabney enters the church for the wedding, the bell let out a deep knell, usually reserved for funerals. The bell continued to ring until the groom arrived. The groom arrived with a funeral precession, and claimed that Mrs. Dabney's youth was given to other husbands, and he was forced to live an unhappy life because he couldn't have her. Now that he was finally asked to marry her, there was nothing left for him but old age and death, so he stated "Let us be married; and then to our coffins!". Though shocked, she continued with the marriage, and they would let their love last for eternity.

The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton by Mark Twain
This story by one of the masters of American literature was first published in 1878 in Atlantic monthly. It tells the story of two people trying to conduct a long distance relationship and even have a wedding over a new fangled invention - the telephone. The story demonstrates both the possibilities and dangers of relationships that are not being conducted face to face.

Love, Faith and Hope by Leonid Andreyev
A story of a man posssessed by the thought and as the story says ”All these youths have loved and perpetuated their love. Some of them have succeeded in engraving it on the tablets of history, like Henry IV; others, like Petrarch, have made literary preserves of it; some have availed themselves for that purpose of the newspapers, wherein the happenings of the day are recorded, and where they figured among those who had strangled themselves, shot themselves, or who had been shot by others; still others, the happiest and most modest of all, perpetuated their love by entering it in the birth records--by creating posterity.

The Other Man’s Wife by James Oliver Curwood
This truly touching story by Curwood, tells the tale of change, marriage falling apart, deceit and much more. To say more would be to give it away.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
J. Alfred Prufrock, a presumably middle-aged, intellectual, indecisive man, invites the reader along with him through the modern city. He describes the street scene and notes a social gathering of women discussing Renaissance artist Michelangelo. He describes yellow smoke and fog outside the house of the gathering, and keeps insisting that there will be time to do many things in the social world.

Her Lover by Maxim Gorky
In Maxim Gorky's short story "Her Lover", a completely friendless and ugly woman called Theresa has invented a lover of her own "Boles" who does not even exist except in her mind and to whom she has kept writing and sending letters back and forth in a stubborn attempt to fight the loneliness of life. Through his short story Gorky has highlighted the fact that we, in our self sufficiency do not understand or even recognize the troubles of those around us, who need our friendship and sympathy.

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