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The Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook

The Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook

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by Washington Irving

  • Narrated by: Edward E. French
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Release date: 06-02-20
  • Language: English

Description

Sinister early American satire from Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. The classic short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” is the dark and eerie tale of a foolish man’s greed, hypocrisy and ambition. Puritan writing at its finest. 

Tom is a debased man, miserly and cruel to his fellows, and even to his wife. The Devil shows him a grove of rotting trees, representing souls. They make the customary deal, with Walker becoming one of the richest men around and Walker begins to work at keeping his soul, despite a lifetime of usury and the dark deal to which he agreed. 

If you’re a fan of works like The Scarlet Letter, this is just right for you. A definitely religious message, but with enough horror and fantasy to draw in even an atheist listener.

Additional information

Author

Washington Irving

Language

English

Length

31 mins

Narrated by

Edward E. French

Release date

06-02-20

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