Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume II


Read by John Greenman

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Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. This recording of Paine's exhaustive biography covers Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore unapproached. - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia (21 hr 57 min)

Chapters

VOLUME II, Part 1: 1875-1886 - CV. MARK TWAIN AT FORTY 13:11 Read by John Greenman
CVI. HIS FIRST STAGE APPEARANCE 5:50 Read by John Greenman
CVII. HOWELLS, CLEMENS, AND “GEORGE” 9:30 Read by John Greenman
CVIII. SUMMER LABORS AT QUARRY FARM 13:20 Read by John Greenman
CIX. THE PUBLIC APPEARANCE OF “TOM SAWYER” 8:22 Read by John Greenman
CX. MARK TWAIN AND BRET HARTE WRITE A PLAY 8:05 Read by John Greenman
CXI. A BERMUDA HOLIDAY 8:19 Read by John Greenman
CXII. A NEW PLAY AND A NEW TALE 7:59 Read by John Greenman
CXIII. TWO DOMESTIC DRAMAS 8:04 Read by John Greenman
CXIV. THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY SPEECH 18:56 Read by John Greenman
CXV. HARTFORD AND BILLIARDS 11:39 Read by John Greenman
CXVI. OFF FOR GERMANY 6:47 Read by John Greenman
CXVII. GERMANY AND GERMAN 19:18 Read by John Greenman
CXVIII. TRAMPING WITH TWICHELL 17:33 Read by John Greenman
CXIX. ITALIAN DAYS 12:15 Read by John Greenman
CXX. IN MUNICH 8:13 Read by John Greenman
CXXI. PARIS, ENGLAND, AND HOMEWARD BOUND 20:09 Read by John Greenman
CXXII. AN INTERLUDE 6:06 Read by John Greenman
CXXIII. THE GRANT SPEECH OF 1879 15:05 Read by John Greenman
CXXIV. ANOTHER “ATLANTIC” SPEECH 9:53 Read by John Greenman
CXXV. THE QUIETER THINGS OF HOME 8:46 Read by John Greenman
CXXVI. "A TRAMP ABROAD” 17:48 Read by John Greenman
CXXVII. LETTERS, TALES, AND PLANS 15:21 Read by John Greenman
CXXVIII. MARK TWAIN’s ABSENT-MINDEDNESS 8:26 Read by John Greenman
CXXIX. FURTHER AFFAIRS AT THE FARM 11:14 Read by John Greenman
CXXX. COPYRIGHT AND OTHER FANCIES 12:34 Read by John Greenman
CXXXI. WORKING FOR GARFIELD 11:00 Read by John Greenman
CXXXII. A NEW PUBLISHER 6:44 Read by John Greenman
CXXXIII. THE THREE FIRES—SOME BENEFACTIONS 11:18 Read by John Greenman
CXXXIV. LITERARY PROJECTS AND A MONUMENT TO ADAM 10:57 Read by John Greenman
CXXXV. A TRIP WITH SHERMAN AND AN INTERVIEW WITH GRANT 9:44 Read by John Greenman
CXXXVI. "THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER” 9:54 Read by John Greenman
CXXXVII. CERTAIN ATTACKS AND REPRISALS 10:09 Read by John Greenman
CXXXVIII. MANY UNDERTAKINGS 13:39 Read by John Greenman
CXXXIX. FINANCIAL AND LITERARY 10:54 Read by John Greenman
CXL. DOWN THE RIVER 17:10 Read by John Greenman
CXLI. LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY 10:16 Read by John Greenman
CXLII. ''LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI'' 6:16 Read by John Greenman
CXLIII. A GUEST OF ROYALTY 4:31 Read by John Greenman
CXLIV. A SUMMER LITERARY HARVEST 13:17 Read by John Greenman
CXLV. HOWELLS AND CLEMENS WRITE A PLAY 5:45 Read by John Greenman
CXLVI. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS 3:42 Read by John Greenman
CXLVII. THE FORTUNES OF A PLAY 6:25 Read by John Greenman
CXLVIII. CABLE AND HIS GREAT JOKE 18:12 Read by John Greenman
CXLIX. MARK TWAIN IN BUSINESS 7:04 Read by John Greenman
CL. FARM PICTURES 11:20 Read by John Greenman
CLI. MARK TWAIN MUGWUMPS 11:04 Read by John Greenman
CLII. PLATFORMING WITH CABLE 19:41 Read by John Greenman
CLIII. HUCK FINN COMES INTO HIS OWN 14:16 Read by John Greenman
CLIV. THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL GRANT 16:55 Read by John Greenman
CLV. DAYS WITH A DYING HERO 15:11 Read by John Greenman
CLVI. THE CLOSE OF A GREAT CAREER 6:46 Read by John Greenman
CLVII. MINOR MATTERS OF A GREAT YEAR 21:18 Read by John Greenman
CLVIII. MARK TWAIN AT FIFTY 9:39 Read by John Greenman
CLIX. THE LIFE OF THE POPE 8:59 Read by John Greenman
CLX. A GREAT PUBLISHER AT HOME 10:03 Read by John Greenman
CLXI. HISTORY: MAINLY BY SUSY 13:57 Read by John Greenman
VOLUME II, Part 2: 1886-1900 - CLXII. BROWNING, MEREDITH, AND MEISTERSCHAFT 15:28 Read by John Greenman
CLXIII. LETTER TO THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND 7:14 Read by John Greenman
CLXIV. SOME FURTHER ACCOUNT OF CHARLES L WEBSTER & CO. 8:45 Read by John Greenman
CLXV. LETTERS, VISITS, AND VISITORS 20:23 Read by John Greenman
CLXVI. A “PLAYER” AND A MASTER OF ARTS 13:29 Read by John Greenman
CLXVII. NOTES AND LITERARY MATTERS 12:58 Read by John Greenman
CLXVIII. INTRODUCING NYE AND RILEY AND OTHERS 9:14 Read by John Greenman
CLXIX. THE COMING OF KIPLING 8:29 Read by John Greenman
CLXX. ''THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER'' ON THE STAGE 8:33 Read by John Greenman
CLXXI. ''A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT'' 14:37 Read by John Greenman
CLXXII. THE ''YANKEE'' IN ENGLAND 15:40 Read by John Greenman
CLXXIII. A SUMMER AT ONTEORA 7:47 Read by John Greenman
CLXXIV. THE MACHINE 28:18 Read by John Greenman
CLXXV. ''THE CLAIMANT''—LEAVING HARTFORD 14:59 Read by John Greenman
CLXXVI. A EUROPEAN SUMMER 19:51 Read by John Greenman
CLXXVII. KORNERSTRASSE,7 7:13 Read by John Greenman
CLXXVIII. A WINTER IN BERLIN 20:49 Read by John Greenman
CLXXIX. A DINNER WITH WILLIAM II 13:24 Read by John Greenman
CLXXX. MANY WANDERINGS 9:43 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXI. NAUHEIM AND THE PRINCE OF WALES 10:35 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXII. THE VILLA VIVIANI 15:28 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXIII. THE SIEUR DE CONTE AND JOAN 6:42 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXIV. NEW HOPE IN THE MACHINE 19:43 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXV. AN INTRODUCTION TO H. RODGERS 7:05 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXVI. ''THE BELLE OF NEW YORK'' 21:19 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXVII. SOME LITERARY MATTERS 7:36 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXVIII. FAILURE 12:13 Read by John Greenman
CLXXXIX. AN EVENTFUL YEAR ENDS 31:47 Read by John Greenman
CXC. STARTING ON THE LONG TRAIL 8:18 Read by John Greenman
CXCI. CLEMENS ILL IN ELMIRA WITH A DISTRESSING CARBUNCLE 13:15 Read by John Greenman
CXCII. ''FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR'' 32:22 Read by John Greenman
CXCIII. THE PASSING OF SUSY 13:24 Read by John Greenman
CXCIV. WINTER IN TEDWORTH SQUARE 7:55 Read by John Greenman
CXCV. ''PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOAN OF ARC'' 15:26 Read by John Greenman
CXCVI. MR. ROGERS AND HELEN KELLER 8:09 Read by John Greenman
CXCVII. FINISHING THE BOOK OF TRAVEL 11:48 Read by John Greenman
CXCVIII. A SUMMER IN SWITZERLAND 12:14 Read by John Greenman
CXCIX. WINTER IN VIENNA 12:37 Read by John Greenman
CC. MARK TWAIN PAYS HIS DEBTS 11:28 Read by John Greenman
CCI. SOCIAL LIFE IN VIENNA 15:47 Read by John Greenman
CCII. LITERARY WORK IN VIENNA 11:39 Read by John Greenman
CCIII. AN IMPERIAL TRAGEDY 5:39 Read by John Greenman
CCIV. THE SECOND WINTER IN VIENNA 11:05 Read by John Greenman
CCV. SPEECHES THAT WERE NOT MADE 20:47 Read by John Greenman
CCVI. A SUMMER IN SWEDEN 14:51 Read by John Greenman
CCVII. 30, WELLINGTON COURT 15:18 Read by John Greenman
CCVIII. MARK TWAIN AND THE WARS 7:51 Read by John Greenman
CCIX. PLASMON, AND A NEW MAGAZINE 13:00 Read by John Greenman
CCX. LONDON SOCIAL AFFAIRS 9:46 Read by John Greenman
CCXI. DOLLIS HILL AND HOME 6:44 Read by John Greenman