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The Devil and Daniel Webster (Penguin Classics) (edition 1999)

by Stephen Vincent Benet (Author)

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"This unique collection gathers a generous selection of Benet's verse - including the previously unpublished first book of Western Star - together with sixteen of his celebrated short stories. Townsend Ludington provides an illuminating introductory essay on this great, neglected American master."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)
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Authors:Stephen Vincent Benet (Author)
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The Devil and Daniel Webster and Other Writings by Stephen Vincent Benét

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This tall tale gives a uniquely American twist to the Faust story. An unlucky farmer appeals to a fictionalized Daniel Webster, the statesman and orator, to get him out of a contract he signed with the Devil. ( )
  LaurelPoe | Dec 25, 2017 |
Quaint, dated ... I don't think it would go over well today. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
The Devil and Daniel Webster is a short and simple Faustian tale of Jabez Stone, who offers his soul to the devil in exchange for seven years of good fortune. When the agreement is almost up, he asks the famous orator Webster to argue for his freedom ( )
  the_awesome_opossum | Jul 15, 2008 |
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"This unique collection gathers a generous selection of Benet's verse - including the previously unpublished first book of Western Star - together with sixteen of his celebrated short stories. Townsend Ludington provides an illuminating introductory essay on this great, neglected American master."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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