The Devil and Tom Walker

- Washington Irving

31min
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Summary

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 reader.
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Format:
Audiobook
Time Audiobook:
31min
Languages:
English
Published:
24/05/2020
Publisher Audiobook:
Author's Republic
ISBN Audiobook:
9781662116162

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