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Sketches New and Old

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,5 Sterne; 12 Bewertungen)

This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains "The Jumping Frog" in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Mittler) which Twain re-translated into English, showing how the French translation of his work was "badly flawed." In many of these sketches, Twain shows his talent for outrageous and hilarious inventiveness, often in reaction to current events. (Summary by John Greenman)

(10 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 Chapter 1 Preface & My Watch

8:08

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Chapter 2 Political Economy

14:49

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Chapter 3 The Jumping Frog

43:08

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Chapter 4 Journalism In Tennessee

14:19

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Chapter 5 The Story of the Bad Little Boy

7:53

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Chapter 6 The Story of the Good Little Boy

10:37

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Chapter 7 A Couple of Poems by Twain and Moore

1:50

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Chapter 8 Niagra

16:08

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Chapter 9 Answers to Correspondents

21:49

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Chapter 10 To Raise Poultry

6:17

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Chapter 11 Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup

14:24

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Chapter 12 My First Literary Venture

5:29

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Chapter 13 How the Author was Sold in Newark

3:45

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Chapter 14 The Office Bore

4:57

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Chapter 15 Johnny Greer

1:47

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Chapter 16 The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract

15:07

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Chapter 17 The Case of George Fisher

18:05

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Chapter 18 Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy

8:50

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Chapter 19 The Judge's "Spirited Woman"

3:31

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Chapter 20 Information Wanted

4:44

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Chapter 21 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part First

24:23

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Chapter 22 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part Second

15:40

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Chapter 23 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part Third

10:30

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Chapter 22 My Late Senatorial Secretaryship

11:58

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Chapter 25 A Fashion Item

2:00

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Chapter 26 Riley-Newspaper Correspondent

8:42

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Chapter 27 A Fine Old Man

1:28

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Chapter 28 Science vs. Luck

6:13

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Chapter 29 The Late Benjamin Franklin

7:27

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Chapter 30 Mr. Bloke's Item

7:54

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Chapter 31 A Medieval Romance

18:16

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Chapter 32 Petition Concerning Copyright

2:11

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Chapter 33 After-Dinner Speech

6:11

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Chapter 34 Lionizing Murderers

10:42

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Chapter 35 A New Crime

10:22

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Chapter 36 A Curious Dream

23:15

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Chapter 37 A True Story

12:14

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Chapter 38 The Siamese Twins

9:32

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Chapter 39 Speech at the Scottish Banquet in London

8:01

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Chapter 40 A Ghost Story

15:50

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Chapter 41 The Capitoline Venus

12:17

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Chapter 42 Speech on Accident Insurance

4:00

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Chapter 43 John Chinaman in New York

3:40

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Chapter 44 How I Edited an Agricultural Paper

13:21

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Chapter 45 The Petrified man

7:10

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Chapter 46 My Bloody Masacre

6:44

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Chapter 47 The Undertaker's Chat

5:32

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Chapter 48 Concerning Chambermaids

4:50

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Chapter 49 Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man

7:05

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Chapter 50 "After" Jenkins

2:26

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About Barbers

9:21

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"Party Cries" in Ireland

2:39

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The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation

15:59

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History Repeats Itself

2:41

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Honored as a Curiousity

3:02

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First Interview With Artemus Ward

7:55

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Cannibalism In The Cars

21:26

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The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"

11:45

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The Widow's Protest

2:17

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The Scriptural Panoramist

6:03

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Curing a Cold

10:31

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A Curious Pleasure Excursion

10:49

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Running for Governor

12:02

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A Mysterious Visit

11:52

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Bewertungen

Cavorting

(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent voice for Twain, and excellent reading. But check the pronunciation of the word 'cavorting'.

MT truly scraped the barrel to publish this boring collection.

(1 Sterne)

well read

Sketches New and Old

(5 Sterne)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!