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The Letters of Mark Twain, Complete

Mark Twain

These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. They begin with a fragment of a letter from teenaged Sam Clemens to his sister, Pamela, and conclude with a letter to his attorney two weeks before his death. These letters give us some degree of insight into the evolution of Twain's style of speech and prose over the period of his lifetime; they are a small window into the psyche that created the various characters of his stories. But they also reveal the tragedies of his life: the lack of success in his business ventures, the passing of family. And as I read each one in this collection, I can almost detect the faint odor of one of his “devilish” cigars wafting across the room. (Introduction by James K. White)

These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. They begin with a fragment of a letter from teenaged Sam Clemens to his sister, Pamela, and conclude with a letter to his attorney two weeks before his death. These letters give us some degree of insight into the evolution of Twain's style of speech and prose over the period of his lifetime; they are a small window into the psyche that created the various characters of his stories. But they also reveal the tragedies of his life: the lack of success in his business ventures, the passing of family. And as I read each one in this collection, I can almost detect the faint odor of one of his “devilish” cigars wafting across the room. (Introduction by James K. White)
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These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. They begin with a fragment of a letter from teenaged Sam Clemens to his sister, Pamela, and conclude with a letter to his attorney two weeks before his death. These letters give us some degree of insight into the evolution of Twain's style of speech and prose over the period of his lifetime; they are a small window into the psyche that created the various characters of his stories. But they also reveal the tragedies of his life: the lack of success in his business ventures, the passing of family. And as I read each one in this collection, I can almost detect the faint odor of one of his “devilish” cigars wafting across the room. (Introduction by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

32h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

43:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

51:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

56:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:02:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

58:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

44:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

55:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

51:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:02:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

47:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

46:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

34:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

41:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

42:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

34:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

33:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

30:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

41:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

45:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

52:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

35:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

50:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:38