Mark Twain Collected Stories by Mark Twain audiobook

Mark Twain Collected Stories

By Mark Twain
Read by Thomas Becker

The Classic Collection

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781501229268

  • ISBN: 9781501229268

Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the highly acclaimed American author of such coming-of-age novels as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A collection of Mark Twain's best-loved and classic stories and essays, including

"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
"The Story of the Old Ram"
"Buck Fanshaw''s Funeral"
"Tom Quartz"
"What Stumped the Bluejays"
"Journalism in Tennessee"
and much more!

"Thomas Becker's delivery suggests the wry humor one imagines the author himself would use in reading them." —Booklist

"This recording's success is a result of Becker's dramatic reading ability, which is nicely understated yet totally effective and appropriate." —School Library Journal

This work is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English