My Mark Twain


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

(4.7 stars; 10 reviews)

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) became fast friends with Mark Twain from the moment in 1869 when Twain strode into the office of The Atlantic Monthly in Boston to thank Howell, then its assistant editor, for his favorable review of Innocents Abroad. When Howells became editor a few years later, The Atlantic Monthly began serializing many of Twain's works, among them his non-fiction masterpiece, Life on the Mississippi.

In My Mark Twain, Howells pens a literary memoir that includes such fascinating scenes as their meetings with former president Ulysses Grant who was then writing the classic autobiography that Twain would underwrite in the largest publishing deal until that time. But it is also notable for its affectionate descriptions of his friend's family life during Howell's many visits to the Twain residences in Hartford and Stormfield. (Summary by Dennis Sayers). (3 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 7:08 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 2 6:56 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 3 12:04 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 4 12:00 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 5 6:02 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 6 11:52 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 7 3:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 8 8:18 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 9 7:26 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 10 12:39 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 11 6:22 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 12 9:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 13 9:40 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 14 12:12 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 15 13:37 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 16 5:52 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 17 14:20 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 18 7:54 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 19 8:40 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 20 5:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 21 11:10 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 22 14:16 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 23 7:54 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 24 7:01 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Reviews

Wow


(5 stars)

Like Sam Clemens, there was only one Dennis Sayers. Howells biography of Twain is sublime, honest and beautiful! Thank you Dennis for your legacy!