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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Blair Einstein Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1994 ISBN: 9781482973921
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An unforgettable collection of Mark Twain’s best writings—witty, passionate, fiery, and nothing short of profound.

This collection includes the following stories:

“The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
“The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut”

“Autobiographical Anecdotes”
“The Lesson”
“As Regards Patriotism”
“Speech on the Weather”
“How I Edited an Agricultural Paper”
“Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims”
“The Report of My Death”
“When a Book Gets Tired”
“The Approaching Epidemic”
“Letter to the Earth” 
“The Death of Jean” 

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  • “[Einstein’s] wholehearted performance and Twain’s general appeal hold the listener.”


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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.

About the Narrator

Blair Einstein is an audiobook narrator whose credits include The Mark Twain Sampler and Stories of New England.