April 2015 Event - The Devil and Daniel Webster

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

 On Thursday, April 16th, David Stephenswill present a "telling" -a thirty-five minute presentation - of the story which "they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire".

Hailed as an instant classic when it first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1936,The Devil and Daniel Webster stands in the front ranks of great American short stories. A hard-luck New Hampshire farmer sells his soul to the Devil and then enlists the help of Daniel Webster, "...the biggest man in the country..." to win it back. The Devil assembles a jury of the worst criminals and traitors from our history, and Webster must convince them to set free their fellow man. Can he? The verdict is a testament to Benet's deep faith in the flawed beauty of the American journey.