The Irrepressible Wit of Mark Twain by Mark Twain audiobook

The Irrepressible Wit of Mark Twain

By Mark Twain
Read by Cathy Dobson

3.02 Hours 05/13/2015 Unabridged
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Five classic examples of the sheer comic genius of Mark Twain: “The One Million Pound Bank Note”; “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm”; “The Stolen White Elephant”; “Cannibalism in the Cars”; “The Awful German Language.”

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Five classic examples of the sheer comic genius of Mark Twain: “The One Million Pound Bank Note”; “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm”; “The Stolen White Elephant”; “Cannibalism in the Cars”; “The Awful German Language.”

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Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English