Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volu…


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While the Mark Twain Project has created and released a three-volume Mark Twain autobiography with extensive annotations, in the 21st century, this two-volume autobiography was published in 1924 and contains many works never before released. It came 14 years after Twain's death and so, "speaking from the grave", he felt he could be "as frank and free and unembarrassed as a love letter". The autobiographical chapters that he published years earlier in the North American Review, were selected more for their acceptability and potential popularity than for their completely true reflection of his inner thoughts. With the publication of Mark Twain's Autobiography in 1924, the world was introduced to a much more frank and less restrained Twain than had heretofore been seen or heard. This partial Autobiography, in two volumes, consisting of about two-fifths of his known material, was compiled by a personal friend and literary executor Albert Bigelow Paine, who at the time had exclusive access to Twain's papers. - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia (13 hr 8 min)

Chapters

INTRODUCTION BY ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE & PREFACE BY MARK TWAIN 17:38 Read by John Greenman
THE TENNESSEE LAND (Written about 1870) 9:14 Read by John Greenman
EARLY YEARS IN FLORIDA, MISSOURI (Written in 1877) 8:33 Read by John Greenman
THE GRANT DICTATIONS--1885--THE CHICAGO G. A. R. FESTIVAL 16:08 Read by John Greenman
GRANT AND THE CHINESE (Dictated in 1885) 9:05 Read by John Greenman
A CALL WITH W. D. HOWELLS ON GENERAL GRANT (Dictated in 1885) 7:33 Read by John Greenman
ABOUT GENERAL GRANT'S "MEMOIRS" (Dictated in 1885) 1:01:52 Read by John Greenman
GERHARDT AND THE GRANT BUST (Dictated in 1885) 23:07 Read by John Greenman
THE REVEREND DOCTOR N---- VISITS GENERAL GRANT (Dictated 1885) 4:34 Read by John Greenman
THE MACHINE EPISODE (Written in the closing days of 1890) 19:21 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTERS BEGUN IN VIENNA - EARLY DAYS (Written 1897-8) 1:09:33 Read by John Greenman
JANE LAMPTON CLEMENS 24:10 Read by John Greenman
PLAYING "BEAR"--HERRINGS--JIM WOLF AND THE CATS (Written about 1898) 41:56 Read by John Greenman
MACFARLANE (Written about 1898) 8:33 Read by John Greenman
OLD LECTURE DAYS IN BOSTON - Nasby, and others of Redpath's Lecture Bureau (Wr… 15:22 Read by John Greenman
RALPH KEELER (Written about 1898) 23:59 Read by John Greenman
BEAUTIES OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE (Written in 1898. Vienna) 4:29 Read by John Greenman
A VIENNESE PROCESSION (Written Sunday, June 26, 1898. Kaltenleutgeben) 13:19 Read by John Greenman
COMMENT ON TAUTOLOGY AND GRAMMAR (Written 1898. Vienna) 6:48 Read by John Greenman
PRIVATE HISTORY OF A MS. THAT CAME TO GRIEF (Written in 1900) and THE LETTER an… 34:58 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTERS ADDED IN FLORENCE (1904) - AUTHOR'S NOTE 1:47 Read by John Greenman
VILLA QUARTO (Florence, January, 1904) 33:03 Read by John Greenman
VILLA QUARTO (Continued) 50:33 Read by John Greenman
A MEMORY OF JOHN HAY 14:12 Read by John Greenman
NOTES ON "INNOCENTS ABROAD" (Florence, April, 1904) 19:52 Read by John Greenman
STEVENSON, ALDRICH, ETC. (Florence, April, 1904) 9:05 Read by John Greenman
HENRY H. ROGERS (Florence, April, 1904) 13:08 Read by John Greenman
HENRY H. ROGERS (Continued) Added in 1909 20:28 Read by John Greenman
INTERVAL OF TWO YEARS-January 9, 1906-MR. CLEMENS (to Mr. Paine): 20:38 Read by John Greenman
New York, January 10, 1906 29:09 Read by John Greenman
New York, January 12, 1906 28:11 Read by John Greenman
New York, January 13, 1906 19:26 Read by John Greenman
New York, January 15, 1906 13:30 Read by John Greenman
MRS MORRIS'S ILLNESS TAKES A SERIOUS TURN - A DISCUSSION IN THE CASE 15:50 Read by John Greenman
New York, January 15th (continued) Dictated on January 16th 18:52 Read by John Greenman
VETERAN ACTOR DEAD - JOHN MALONE WAS HISTORIAN OF THE PLAYERS' CLUB 2:38 Read by John Greenman
ABOUT GENERAL SICKLES - New York (January l6th, continued, dictated Wednesday, … 20:51 Read by John Greenman
New York, Thursday, January 18, 1906 12:21 Read by John Greenman
ABOUT DUELING - New York, Friday, January 19, 1906 24:39 Read by John Greenman