What is Man? and Other Essays


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

"What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the political and the ironically humorous. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman) (10 hr 37 min)

Chapters

What Is Man- Sec. I 21:25 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Sec. II 29:11 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Sec. III 20:23 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Sec. IV 34:15 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Sec. V 21:22 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Sec. VI 43:45 Read by John Greenman
What Is Man- Conclusion 14:36 Read by John Greenman
The Death of Jean 28:58 Read by John Greenman
The Turning-Point of My Life 23:02 Read by John Greenman
How to Make History Dates Stick 32:59 Read by John Greenman
The Memorable Assassination 27:05 Read by John Greenman
A Scrap of curious History 18:02 Read by John Greenman
Switzerland, the Cradle of Liberty 26:02 Read by John Greenman
At The Shrine of St. Wagner 33:32 Read by John Greenman
William Dean Howells 22:02 Read by John Greenman
English As She Is Taught 31:06 Read by John Greenman
A Simplified Alphabet 11:52 Read by John Greenman
As Concerns Interpreting The Diety 17:36 Read by John Greenman
Concerning Tobacco 7:44 Read by John Greenman
The Bee 8:40 Read by John Greenman
Taming the Bicycle 20:14 Read by John Greenman
Is Shakespeare Dead? section 1-3 33:44 Read by John Greenman
Is Shakespeare Dead? section 4-7 37:33 Read by John Greenman
Is Shakespeare Dead? section 8-9 39:51 Read by John Greenman
Is Shakespeare Dead? section 10-13 32:40 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

well read and enjoyable

(5 stars)

thought provoking and entertaining beautiful red by Mr Green Room well worth a listen

A worthwhile listen.

(4.5 stars)

Entertaining, as usual, but more thought provoking & informative than some, perhaps. The Shakespeare stuff was new to me and blew my mind. (I am no fan of Shakespeare.)