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Welcome to 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales Audio Podcast!  This is a hand-picked collection of favorites from writers like Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. I narrate the stories and often add background music and sound effects to bring the stories to life. These are suitable for the entire family, enjoyed by all ages and levels of literary experience, and often make great discussion starters for students who are just getting exposed to literature. 

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Jan 25, 2016

Guy de Maupassant was a French writer remembered as a master of the short story form, and a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces often is pessimistic terms.  This story tells the tale of a fatherless boy named Simon, new to school, who receives some severe teasing from the other children because he does not have a father. Maupassant is a master of capturing human emotion here, from the merciless actions of the young boys classmates to the reaction that the boy has to their bullying and teasing. The story is a timeless reminder of the importance of father's to a young boy's life and a lesson in how much societal morays have changed in the past 100 years.