The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories (version 2)
The Mysterious Stranger-A Romance- is the final novel attempted by Mark Twain. It was worked on periodically from roughly 1890 up until 1910. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". (Wikipedia and John Greenman) (3 hr 46 min)
|Chapter I||8:40||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter II||16:52||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter III||21:00||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter IV||5:31||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter V||25:32||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter VI||25:26||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter VII||37:34||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter VIII||40:46||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter IX||10:52||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter X||26:55||Read by John Greenman|
|Chapter XI||7:14||Read by John Greenman|
Intriguing Mark Twain story
This unfinished novel, the story of a bad angel and how it enters the lives of a group of Austrian villagers offers an intriguing insight into Mark Twain's philosophical ideas. It raises thought provoking questions into the nature of fate, good and evil, and humanity itself. Well read and well worth one or more listens.
"... as he disappeared I knew it was true. We were all merely a thought & a dream." But if the boy could have witnessed the stranger's smirk, he would have known, "I have again succeeded in sowing despair that will grow into a tree of self-serving resentments! " For additional reading on the established methods of this stranger see C.S. Lewis' book "Screwtape Letters". The reader was excellent.
Excellent reading of an excellent book.
love this book and John greenman is the best TBE!!!!!!!