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The Die-Hard: from "Tales Before Midnight"

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Title:The Die-Hard: from "Tales Before Midnight"
Author:
Benét, Stephen Vincent   
(2 of 31 for author by title)
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Among Those Present: from "Tales Before Midnight"
Published:   1928
Publisher:Farrar & Rinehart, Inc
Tags:fiction, folklore, short story
Description:

The American Civil War ended in 1865...or did it? Not, it seems from the perspective of the town of Shady, Georgia in 1897. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Benét, Stephen Vincent

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Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story "The King of the Cats" (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.

Benét's fantasy short story about a devil, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) won an O. Henry Award. He furnished the material for Scratch, a one-act opera by Douglas Moore. The story was filmed in 1941 and shown originally under the title All That Money Can Buy. Benét also wrote a sequel, Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent, in which the man Daniel Webster encounters the Leviathan of biblical legend. He was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for Western Star, an unfinished narrative poem on the settling of the United States.--Wikipedia.

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