Mark Twain Audio Books

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.

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Extended Sample The Adventures Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Best of America by Washington Irving
Extended Sample The Complete Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Collection by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Abroad by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain
Extended Sample AVENTURAS 4 by Gaston Leroux
Extended Sample Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Mark Twain An Autobiography by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Parts 1 & 2) by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Susie's Letter from Santa by Mark Twain
Extended Sample A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Roughing It by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain
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