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In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories

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Download 01 In A Steamer Chair Part 1 The First Day audio
Download 02 In A Steamer Chair Part 2 The Second Day audio
Download 03 In A Steamer Chair Part 3 The Third Day audio
Download 04 In A Steamer Chair Part 4 The Fourth Day audio
Download 05 In A Steamer Chair Part 5 The Fifth Day audio
Download 06 In A Steamer Chair Part 6 The Sixth Day audio
Download 07 In A Steamer Chair Part 7 The Seventh Day audio
Download 08 In A Steamer Chair Part 8 The Eighth Day audio
Download 09 In A Steamer Chair Part 9 The Ninth Day audio
Download 11 Share and Share Alike audio
Download 12 An International Row audio
Download 14 A Society For The Reformation Of Poker Players audio
Download 15 The Man Who Was Not On The Passenger List audio
Download 16 There Terrible Experience of Plodkins audio
Download 17 A Case Of Fever audio
Download 18 How The Captain Got His Steamer Out audio
Download 20 The Purser's Story audio

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Thirteen short stories by one of the most famous writers in his day. Robert Barr was a British Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. In London of the 1890s Barr became a more prolific author - publishing a book a year - and was familiar with many of the best selling authors of his day, including Bret Harte and Stephen Crane. Most of his literary output was of the crime genre, then quite in vogue. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were becoming well known, Barr published in the Idler the first Holmes parody, "The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs" (1892), a spoof that was continued a decade later in another Barr story, "The Adventure of the Second Swag" (1904)(For these two stories, see in LibriVox Barr's The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont). Despite the jibe at the growing Holmes phenomenon Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Doyle describes him in his memoirs Memories and Adventures as, "a volcanic Anglo - or rather Scot American, with a violent manner, a wealth of strong adjectives, and one of the kindest natures underneath it all."

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