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American Novels

Classic American novels are dramatized and presented as part of NBC's University of the Air. Update: additional episodes

14 old time radio show recordings
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Tom SawyerAmerican Novels was a summer series presenting abridged and serialized dramatizations of famous American novels. It was part of the series The World's Great Novels. Also part of NBC's University of the Air, the show premiered July 4, 1947 and appeared again in 1948.

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Little WomenAs the show title says, the novels dramatized are all written by American authors and included such titles as Little Women, Moby Dick, Tom Sawyer, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The show aired on the the network on Fridays.

NBC's University of the Air presented serialized adaptions of classic novels. Listeners could enroll with participating colleges to receive credit toward a college degree. American Novels was considered more of a summer survey and was not used by many colleges as part of the summer curriculum. See also: NBC University of the Air's World's Great Novels and Indiana School of the Sky.

For more dramatized broadway plays, see also: ShowtimeFor other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Living Fiction,  Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 51 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 51 minutes
      1. American Novels 470704 Moby Dick.mp3
      2. American Novels 470711 Scarlet Letter.mp3
      3. American Novels 470718 Tom Sawyer Part 1.mp3
      4. American Novels 470725 Tom Sawyer Part 2.mp3
      5. American Novels 470801 Pilot.mp3
      6. American Novels 470808 Luck Of Roaring Camp.mp3
      7. American Novels 470815 Ramona Part 1 Of 2.mp3
      8. American Novels 470822 Ramona Part 2 Of 2.mp3
      9. American Novels 470829 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 1 Of 2.mp3
      10. American Novels 470905 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 2 Of 2.mp3
      11. American Novels 470912 Life On Mississippi.mp3
      12. American Novels 470919 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.mp3
      13. American Novels 470926 Little Women Part 1.mp3
      14. American Novels 471003 Little Women Part 2.mp3
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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 51 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 51 minutes
      1. American Novels 470704 Moby Dick.mp3
      2. American Novels 470711 Scarlet Letter.mp3
      3. American Novels 470718 Tom Sawyer Part 1.mp3
      4. American Novels 470725 Tom Sawyer Part 2.mp3
      5. American Novels 470801 Pilot.mp3
      6. American Novels 470808 Luck Of Roaring Camp.mp3
      7. American Novels 470815 Ramona Part 1 Of 2.mp3
      8. American Novels 470822 Ramona Part 2 Of 2.mp3
      9. American Novels 470829 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 1 Of 2.mp3
      10. American Novels 470905 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 2 Of 2.mp3
      11. American Novels 470912 Life On Mississippi.mp3
      12. American Novels 470919 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.mp3
      13. American Novels 470926 Little Women Part 1.mp3
      14. American Novels 471003 Little Women Part 2.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    14 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 51 min

    Disc A001

    1. American Novels 470704 Moby Dick
    2. American Novels 470711 Scarlet Letter

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    Disc A002

    1. American Novels 470718 Tom Sawyer Part 1
    2. American Novels 470725 Tom Sawyer Part 2

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    Disc A003

    1. American Novels 470801 Pilot
    2. American Novels 470808 Luck Of Roaring Camp

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    Disc A004

    1. American Novels 470815 Ramona Part 1 Of 2
    2. American Novels 470822 Ramona Part 2 Of 2

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    Disc A005

    1. American Novels 470829 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 1 Of 2
    2. American Novels 470905 Hoosier Schoolmaster Part 2 Of 2

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    Disc A006

    1. American Novels 470912 Life On Mississippi
    2. American Novels 470919 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

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    Disc A007

    1. American Novels 470926 Little Women Part 1
    2. American Novels 471003 Little Women Part 2

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