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 (14 hr 6 min)

Chapters

New York, Tuesday, January 23, 1906 - About a meeting at Carnegie Hall, in the … 29:00 Read by John Greenman
THE CHARACTER OF MAN 16:36 Read by John Greenman
New York, Wednesday, January 24, 1906 - Mr. Blaine for the Presidency, Clemens'… 21:24 Read by John Greenman
New York, Thursday, February 1, 1906 - Subject of January 24th continued.--Mr. … 6:50 Read by John Greenman
New York, February 1, 1906 15:52 Read by John Greenman
New York, Friday, February 2, 1906 - Subject of February first continued.--The … 25:38 Read by John Greenman
New York, Monday, February 5, 1906 - Dr. John Brown continued.--Incidents conne… 32:48 Read by John Greenman
New York, Tuesday, February 6, 1906 - Playing "The Prince and the Pauper."--Act… 13:08 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, February 7, 1906 - Susy Clemens's biography of her father.--Mr. Clem… 21:30 Read by John Greenman
New York, Thursday, February 8, 1906 - Susy Clemens's bio (cont.). 24:01 Read by John Greenman
New York, Friday, February 9, 1906 - Susy's ref. to "The Prince and the Pauper." 18:04 Read by John Greenman
New York, Monday, February 12, 1906 - Susy's bio cont.--Tricks played in "Tom S… 18:14 Read by John Greenman
New York, Tuesday, February 13, 1906 - Susy's bio cont.--1st meeting of Mr. Cle… 15:10 Read by John Greenman
New York, Wednesday, February 14, 1906 - About the accident which prolonged Mr.… 14:58 Read by John Greenman
New York, Thursday, February 15, 1906 - Susy's bio cont.--Death of Mr. Langdon.… 12:18 Read by John Greenman
Friday, February 16, 1906 - Susy's biography mentions little Langdon.--The chan… 6:26 Read by John Greenman
Tuesday, February 20, 1906 - About Rear-Admiral Wilkes.--And meeting Mr. Anson … 14:12 Read by John Greenman
New York, Wednesday, February 21, 1906 - Mr. Langdon just escapes being a railw… 5:22 Read by John Greenman
New York, Thursday, February 22, 1906 - Susy's on grandfather Langdon.--Mr. Cle… 16:05 Read by John Greenman
Friday, February 23, 1906 - Mr. Clemens tells how he became a business man. 10:06 Read by John Greenman
Monday, February 26, 1906 - Susy & mother in New York.--Aunt Clara at the Evere… 29:51 Read by John Greenman
Monday, March 5, 1906 - Mrs. Clemens's warning when he attends the Cleveland Wh… 19:44 Read by John Greenman
Tuesday, March 6, 1906 - Clemens makes Baby Ruth intercede in behalf of Mason, … 14:27 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, March 7, 1906 - Susy's bio cont.--Susy and her father go over Brookl… 13:47 Read by John Greenman
Thursday, March 8, 1906 - Letter from brother of Captain Tonkray.-- original of… 18:14 Read by John Greenman
Friday, March 9, 1906 - Clemens on schoolmates in Dawson's Hannibal school: Geo… 15:07 Read by John Greenman
Monday, March 12, 1906 - Clemens on the killing of 600 Moros--men, women and ch… 21:44 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, March 14, 1906 - Moro slaughter cont.--Luncheon for Geo. Harvey.--Op… 9:07 Read by John Greenman
Monday, March 5, 1906 - (Dictated March 15th) Clemens talks to West Side YMCA … 28:27 Read by John Greenman
Friday, March 16, 1906 - Schoolmates of 60 years ago: Mary Miller, Artimisia Br… 22:37 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, March 21, 1906 - Mental telegraphy.--Letter from Jock Brown.--Search… 19:19 Read by John Greenman
Friday, March 22, 1906 - Susy's biography.--Langdon's illness and death.--Susy … 17:45 Read by John Greenman
Friday, March 23, 1906 - Some curious letter superscriptions which have come to… 12:19 Read by John Greenman
Monday, March 26, 1906 - Clemens comments on newspaper clipping.--Tells Howells… 29:37 Read by John Greenman
Tuesday, March 27, 1906 - Higbie's spelling.--Clemens's scheme for getting Higb… 26:50 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, March 28, 1906 - Orion Clemens's personality.--His adventure at the … 17:50 Read by John Greenman
Thursday, March 29, 1906 - Clemens as apprentice to Ament.--Wilhelm H's dinner.… 38:37 Read by John Greenman
Friday, March 30, 1906 - Clemens's interview with Tchaykoffsky.--Presides at a … 27:50 Read by John Greenman
Monday, April 2, 1906 - Government of new Territory of Nevada.--Gov. Nye and th… 15:34 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, April 4, 1906 - The Morris case again.--Scope of this autobiography,… 13:57 Read by John Greenman
Thursday, April 5, 1906 - Ellen Terry's farewell banquet, on 50th anniversary.-… 21:17 Read by John Greenman
Friday, April 6, 1906 - Clemens's present house unsatisfactory because of no su… 15:37 Read by John Greenman
Monday, April 9, 1906 - Letter from French girl inclosing cable about "Huck Fin… 17:56 Read by John Greenman
Tuesday, April 10, 1906 - Child's letter about "Huckleberry Finn" being flung o… 20:26 Read by John Greenman
Wednesday, April 11, 1906 - Frank Fuller and his enthusiastic launching of Clem… 20:48 Read by John Greenman