Mark Twain and the Happy Island


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 3 reviews)

This Mark Twain Memoir by Elizabeth Wallace paints an idyllic portrait of his time in Bermuda, not long before his death in 1910. Wallace and Twain met in Bermuda in 1908, became fast friends, and shared time together on the island and regular correspondence until 6 weeks before Twain's death. According to one academician, "Wallace’s deep affection for Twain is evident in her writings, so she also may have wished to burnish his legacy. As a result, Happy Island is a popular treatment in a breezy, occasionally sentimental style. It portrays Twain as a fun and caring friend but only hints at weightier matters." - Summary by John Greenman (2 hr 23 min)

Chapters

I. The Sign of the Shell 10:20 Read by John Greenman
II. How history May Be Taught 8:47 Read by John Greenman
III. Some Literary Gossip 9:37 Read by John Greenman
IV. Spanish Point 14:23 Read by John Greenman
V. The Island Without Mark Twain 10:41 Read by John Greenman
VI. The Return 8:46 Read by John Greenman
VII. Battleships and Society 9:23 Read by John Greenman
VIII. Mark Twain's Aquarium 8:18 Read by John Greenman
IX. Odds and Ends 7:44 Read by John Greenman
X. The King and Kipling 10:18 Read by John Greenman
XI. Stormfield 10:30 Read by John Greenman
XII. Stormfield, Happily Continued 10:14 Read by John Greenman
XIII. Letters 24:58 Read by John Greenman