Mark Twain; his life and work. A biographical sketch


Read by John Greenman

(4.9 stars; 4 reviews)

As far as anyone has been able to establish, Will Clemens was NOT related to Sam Clemens (Mark Twain), though they did become acquaintances. The 200-page biography Will Clemens wrote and published himself may have been the earliest full-length study of MT. It was published July 1,1892 as "No. 1" in a paperback series called "The Pacific Library," price 25¢, and did well enough to be republished in 1894 by a publisher in Chicago. Throughout the book Clemens relies mainly on other writers' previously published work. (summary by John Greenman) (4 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:06 Read by John Greenman
Samuel Langhorne Clemens 30:10 Read by John Greenman
In Nevada and California 36:05 Read by John Greenman
One of the Innocents 16:51 Read by John Greenman
His First Literary Success 26:29 Read by John Greenman
Marriage 17:34 Read by John Greenman
In England and Germany 19:44 Read by John Greenman
His Later Works 23:42 Read by John Greenman
The Lecture Platform 27:07 Read by John Greenman
Mark Twain at Home 31:05 Read by John Greenman
As a Business Man 10:18 Read by John Greenman
Gems from Mark Twain 25:21 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Another stunning recording from John Greenman

(5 stars)

This is excellent. John Greenman IS the voice of Mark Twain. I can no longer read any Twain without hearing it in Mr Greenman's voice now - which, I'd say, is a triumph. Full of interesting titbits about Twain, his life, and his writings, this is essential listening for any MT fan. Thank you Mr Greenman for your dedication and diligence in recording all and every Twain you can find, you are hugely appreciated for what you do