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My Mark Twain

William Dean Howells

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).

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).
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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).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:02