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Studio recordings of the best monologues from Richard Henzel's one man play Mark Twain in Person.

Selections include the familiar and the rarely heard excerpts from Mark Twain's writings, speeches, and private remarks, mixed with improvisational moments as well. Includes: My Platonic Sweetheart, Mark Twain's dreamland romance, adapted from the short story; A Cub Pilot's Lesson, about learning to trust one's knowledge, from Life on the Mississippi; Spring Fever, in which Huck waxes poetic, from Tom Sawyer; Huck Saves Jim, about Huckleberry Finn's moral dilemma, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Was the World Made for Man?, which asks, Is man the landlord...or the steward? from the essay of the same title; Sunrise on the Mississippi, an unforgettable sight, from Life on the Mississippi.

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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.