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Classic Short Stories: From the Great Storywriters of the World Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic Short Stories: From the Great Storywriters of the World (Unabridged), by Mark Twain
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A vintage collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written.

    The Fly by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Mezzotint by M. R. James
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy
  • The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
  • Tobermory by Saki
  • The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton
  • B24 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy
  • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  • The Finest Story in the World by Rudyard Kipling
  • Cannibalism in the Cars by Mark Twain
  • The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Brogue by Saki
  • The Stalled Ox by Saki
  • Hunted Down by Charles Dickens
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About the Author
Author 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.