In Defense of Harriet Shelley


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 7 reviews)

Mark Twain pulls no punches while exposing the "real" Percy Shelley in this scathing condemnation of Edward Dowden's "Life of Shelley". Even though, as Twain writes, "Shelley's life has the one indelible blot upon it, but is otherwise worshipfully noble and beautiful", Twain shows how Shelley's extra-marital conduct might easily be seen to have been the cause of his wife Harriet's suicide. (Introduction by John Greenman) (1 hr 43 min)

Chapters

In Defense of Harriet Shelley, Chapter 1 31:33 Read by John Greenman
In Defense of Harriet Shelley, Chapter 2 31:40 Read by John Greenman
In Defense of Harriet Shelley, Chapter 3 40:23 Read by John Greenman