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Edward Everett Hale was born on April 3rd, 1822, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a prodigy, gifted with extraordinary literary skills. At only 13 he graduated from Boston Latin School and enrolled at Harvard College. There, he settled in with the literary set, won two Bowdoin prizes and was elected Class Poet. He graduated in 1839. Hale now moved on to Harvard Divinity School and joined a group who had broken ranks with Calvinistic theology. These idealistic young people believed they were the vanguard for a moral revolution. They believed man was not totally depraved and that he could strive for higher and better things. Their purpose was to show him how. Hale was licensed to preach as a Unitarian minister in 1842. His literary career started quite late. It wasn't until 1859 that he was first published in the Atlantic with his short story "My Double and How He Undid Me." In 1863 the Atlantic published perhaps his best-known work "The Man Without a Country," written to strengthen support for the Union cause during the Civil War. His style of writing fiction as though it were fact helped readers to believe in the sometimes extravagant premise. He wrote across several literary forms including fiction, history and biography. Throughout his career Hale also published through various magazines using each outlet to advance several social reforms, including religious tolerance, the abolition of slavery and wider education. He was the author or editor of more than sixty books; fiction, travel, sermons, biography and history.Edward Everett Hale died in Roxbury, by then part of Boston on June 10th, 1909 at the age of 87. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.Show more
When Army lieutenant Philip Nolan rashly proclaims that he never wants to hear about the United States again, he has no idea that his wishes will be so literally carried out. Sentenced to spend the rest of his life in exile, never to hear news of the US again, Nolan truly learns what it means to be "without a country." Originally published amid the division and chaos of the Civil War, The Man Without a Country gets right to the heart of some timeless and universal themes. Philip Nolan's poignant tale will make you rethink the true meaning of patriotism.Show more
The Man without a Country is a short story by American writer, Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic, during the height of the Civil War during 1863 by the leading American literary magazine of the nineteenth century, The Atlantic. It is the story of an American Army Lieutenant Philip Nolan, who gets entangled with Aaron Burr in 1807, and renounces his country during his trial for treason, saying he never wanted to hear about the United States again. The Judge asks him to recant but Nolan doesn't.Show more
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.Show more
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