American Literature on CD

A Listmania! list by Richard Seltzer (Boston, MA)
The list author says: "Today you have many alternatives to printed books. One of those is book collections on CD and DVD. For the price of a single printed book, you can get dozens or even hundreds of books on a single CD or thousands of books on a single DVD, that you can read on your computer screen. These books are in plain text form, not audio and not video. Such a collection provides a "context" in addition to the books themselves. The selection matters. Putting the right books together in ways that make them easily accessible can create a unique context that makes it possible to better understand a region of the world, an historical period, or an author. Such a collection falls midway between what we have come to think of as a book and what we think of as a library -- an organized set of books with some element in common, which brings to light relationships that might otherwise have passed unnoticed, and that suggests paths for further research and reading. Here's a list of book collection CDs related to American literature. A couple of these cover all of American literature. Others are focused on a single author. By the way, if you have a Kindle, because these books are in plain-text form you can load any or all of them to your Kindle using your USB cable, without having to convert them to a different format."
American DVD -- the full text of 2991 classic books on 1 DVD
1.  American DVD -- the full text of 2991 classic books on 1 DVD by hundreds of classic authors
The list author says:
  "Somehow Amazon got the image wrong.  This is a DVD, not an old diskette.  But this has great stuff -- virtually every significant work of American literature and history that is now in the public domain (published before 1923), and all organized for easy access."
$55.55

American Literature, 1740 classic books on two  CDs
2.  American Literature, 1740 classic books on two CDs 
The list author says:
  "Over 2000 books by over 500 different authors -- all of American literature up to 1922."
$35.70

Louisa May Alcott on CD ROM
3.  Louisa May Alcott on CD ROM by Louisa May Alcott
The list author says:
  "Twenty books by Louisa May Alcott, and one about her, including:

Little Women, Eight Cousins, Flower Fables, A Garland for Girls, Hospital Sketches, Jack and Jill, Jo's Boys, Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys, Little Women, Louisa Alcott Reader, A Modern Cinderella, and An Old-Fashioned Girl."
$14.97

Joseph Altsheler's works on CD
4.  Joseph Altsheler's works on CD by Joseph Altsheler
The list author says:
  "24 historical novels by Joseph Altsheler, including Free Rangers, The Guns of Bull Run, The Guns of Shiloh, The Rock of Chickamauga, Masters of the Peaks, The Scouts of Stonewall, Scouts of the Valley, The Star of Gettyburg, The Shadow of the North, Shades of the Wilderness,The Lords of the Wild, The Sword of Antietam, etc."
$16.03
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Frank Baum (Oz books) on CD ROM
5.  Frank Baum (Oz books) on CD ROM by L. Frank Baum
The list author says:
  "All of Frank Baum's 14 Oz books, plus 22 other children's books, some of which he published under the name of "Edith Van Dyne.""
$14.87
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Edgar Rice Burroughs 21 books on CD (including Tarzan and Mars)
6.  Edgar Rice Burroughs 21 books on CD (including Tarzan and Mars) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The list author says:
  "21 books published in the US before 1923, and hence in the public domain, including eight Tarzan and five Mars books."
$19.35

James Fenimore Cooper's Works on CD-ROM
7.  James Fenimore Cooper's Works on CD-ROM by James Fennimore Cooper
The list author says:
  "34 books by James Fenimore Cooper, including The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, The Pilot, The Prairie, and The Pioneers."
$16.28

Annie and James Fields and Works of Authors They Knew
8.  Annie and James Fields and Works of Authors They Knew 
The list author says:
  "This CD with 172 books, includes "Authors and Friends" by Annie Fields and "Yesterdays with Authors" by her husband, the publisher James Fields, as well as works by the authors discussed in those books. That means the works of: Longfellow, Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Harriet Beecher Stowe, Whittier, Tennyson, Thackeray, Hawthorne, Dickens, Wordsworth, Miss Mitford, and Barry Cornwall."
$26.10

Zane Grey's Works on CD-ROM
9.  Zane Grey's Works on CD-ROM by Zane Grey
The list author says:
  "The 24 books on this CD (22 Westerns and 2 baseball books) include Riders of the Purple Sage, The Lone Star Ranger, The Rainbow Trail, and the Heritage of the Desert."
$14.88

Nathaniel and Julian Hawthorne, father and son, on CD-ROM
10.  Nathaniel and Julian Hawthorne, father and son, on CD-ROM by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The list author says:
  "45 books by, about, or edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne and his son Julian, including The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables."
$15.00

Washington Irving's works on CD-ROM
11.  Washington Irving's works on CD-ROM by Washington Irving
The list author says:
  "Fifteen books by Washington Irving, including The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon (with stories like Rip Van Winkle) and the Adventures of Captain Bonneville, plus one book about him."
$16.04

Henry and William James on CD-ROM
12.  Henry and William James on CD-ROM by Henry James
The list author says:
  "38 books (32 by and about Henry James and 6 by his brother William, the psychologist/philosopher)."
$16.28

Charles King, Collected Works on CD
13.  Charles King, Collected Works on CD by Charles King
The list author says:
  "This CD contains 13 historical novels by General Charles King, most of them about the wild west."
$20.41

Jack London on CD ROM
14.  Jack London on CD ROM by Jack London
The list author says:
  "41 books by Jack London, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, Sea Wolf, Martin Eden, and The Iron Heel."
$16.01

Herman Melville on CD-ROM
15.  Herman Melville on CD-ROM by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "The 12 books by Herman Melville include Moby Dick, Billy Budd, Redburn, Typee, Omoo, White Jacket, Mardi, and poetry."
$20.45

Margaret Sidney (Little Peppers) on CD-ROM
16.  Margaret Sidney (Little Peppers) on CD-ROM by Margaret Sidney
The list author says:
  "Five children's books by Margaret Sidney, including The Adventures of Joel Pepper, Five Little Peppers Abroad, Five Little Peppers Grow Up, Five Little Peppers Midway, and Five Little Peppers and their Friends."
$14.92

Upton Sinclair on CD-ROM
17.  Upton Sinclair on CD-ROM by Upton Sinclair
The list author says:
  "14 books and 4 plays by Upton Sinclair, including The Jungle, King Coal, and King Midas."
$14.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Mark Twain's Works on CD ROM
18.  Mark Twain's Works on CD ROM by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "From Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, to Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, and The Prince and the Pauper, this CD contains 30 books by and about Mark Twain."
$16.25

Mercy Otis Warren, Conscience of the American Revolution
19.  Mercy Otis Warren, Conscience of the American Revolution by Mercy Otis Warren
The list author says:
  "Mery Otis Warren's unique and detailed history of the American Revolution, plus five of her plays."
$19.43

Edith Wharton on CD ROM
20.  Edith Wharton on CD ROM by Edith Wharton
The list author says:
  "22 books by Edith Wharton, including Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and The Age of Innocence."
$14.84

Kate Douglas Wiggin on CD-ROM
21.  Kate Douglas Wiggin on CD-ROM by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The list author says:
  "The 22 children's books by Kate Douglas Wiggin on this CD include Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
$20.45

Theodore Roosevelt Books
22.  Theodore Roosevelt Books by Theodore Roosevelt
The list author says:
  "This CD, with 19 books, includes works by and about Theodore Roosevelt."
$19.43

Abraham Lincoln Books
23.  Abraham Lincoln Books 
The list author says:
  "This CD, with 36 books, includes works by and about Abraham Lincoln."
$19.23

Edgar Allan Poe on CD-ROM
24.  Edgar Allan Poe on CD-ROM by Edgar Allan Poe
The list author says:
  "The 12 books by and about Edgar Allan Poe on this CD include the five-volume Raven collection of his works."
$20.54

Thomas Jefferson Books
25.  Thomas Jefferson Books 
The list author says:
  "This CD contains 10 books plus other documents by and about Thomas Jefferson."
$20.49

George Washington Books
26.  George Washington Books 
The list author says:
  "This CD, with 22 books, includes works by and about George Washington."
$20.39

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