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The Man Without a Country

The Man Without a Country

Written by Edward Everett Hale

Narrated by Iman


The Man Without a Country

Written by Edward Everett Hale

Narrated by Iman

ratings:
4.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
40 minutes
Released:
Jul 1, 2011
ISBN:
9780848113162
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

This audio-book is about a lieutenant in the US Navy who renounces his loyalty in front of a judge and is sentenced to live out his years on naval ships and to never be informed about his country again since he said he never wants to hear about it in front of the judge. This becomes extremely difficult for him, and he ultimately becomes very patriotic.


This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short easy to understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom back ground music.

Released:
Jul 1, 2011
ISBN:
9780848113162
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


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  • (3/5)
    I saw this on a list of"other" books to read this summer and found it on Gutenberg. I remembered the Cliff Robertson movie (TV, 1973), and I'm sure I read it back then, but it was nice to reread. Nice to read a short story after Game of Thrones. Nice to read good writing after Game of Thrones.

    A thinker that really needed to be fleshed out.
  • (5/5)
    This is the deeply moving story of naval lieutenant Phillip Nolan, a young man who lived to regret a rash and passionately spoken oath. For when Nolan, who had fallen under the spell of the treasonous conspirator Aaron Burr, was court-martialed for his part in Burr's plot, he cursed the United States and avowed that he wished he might never hear of it again. His judges took him at his word, and for the next fifty years, until his death, he was never allowed to set foot on American soil, nor to see nor hear a single word of news about her and her affairs.The author, Edward Everett Hale, paints a heart-rending portrait of a man who, having abjured his country, comes to regret his rash oath and longs for a home to call his own. Everett Shinn's beautifully executed illustrations grace every page of this edition, with scenes from the book as well as simple motifs of ship and sea.
  • (4/5)
    Edward Everett Hale has earned a place in American fiction (for that is what this story is) with this woeful tale of a man who made a slip of tongue in front of the wrong person and was condemned to sail on a ship where no one could ever refer or allow him to any way sense the existence of the United States. Should the one-world concept triumph (as I'm sure it will), this may diminish the epathetic effectiveness of the book.
  • (5/5)
    This was a short read, but honestly well worth relating to today. How many people are lost in the system to this day? How many people, when handed down what seemed a simple sentence, discovers that the sentence itself takes away more than it was supposed to take? There are repercussions for everything. This was a story that took place during the War of 1812. A number of things were misunderstood by the prisoner, by the courts, and by the general population of that era. After 50 years, these things were never corrected. Just like the things happening today.