Mark Twain's Speeches

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

Spanning the time between 1872 and the year before he died, this collection of after-dinner speeches, random thoughts to "the press", etc. clearly documents, once again, the truly eclectic mind of Samuel Clemens. It also demonstrates how he dealt with adulation, compliments and notoriety...head on! This collection is a treasure-trove of Twain sayings, witticisms and pronouncements on a huge galaxy of issues and concerns in his life. (Summary by John Greenman)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction John Greenman
00:03:13
Play 01 Preface John Greenman
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Play 02 The Story of a Speech John Greenman
00:25:42
Play 03 Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims John Greenman
00:15:27
Play 04 Compliments and Degrees John Greenman
00:09:24
Play 05 Books, Authors and Hats John Greenman
00:17:53
Play 06 Dedication Speech John Greenman
00:02:06
Play 07 Die Schrecken Der Deuschen Sprache (The Horrors of the German Language) John Greenman
00:07:46
Play 08 German for the Hungarians John Greenman
00:03:49
Play 09 A New German Word John Greenman
00:01:24
Play 10 Unconscious Plagiarism John Greenman
00:05:28
Play 11 The Weather John Greenman
00:08:49
Play 12 The Babies John Greenman
00:08:35
Play 13 Our Children and Great Discoveies John Greenman
00:03:11
Play 14 Educating Theatre-goers John Greenman
00:04:34
Play 15 The Educational Theatre John Greenman
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Play 16 Poets as Policemen John Greenman
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Play 17 Pudd'nhead Wilson Dramatized John Greenman
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Play 18 Daly Theatre John Greenman
00:06:47
Play 19 The Dress of Civilized Woman John Greenman
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Play 20 Dress Reform and Copyright John Greenman
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Play 21 College Girls John Greenman
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Play 22 Girls John Greenman
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Play 23 The Ladies John Greenman
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Play 24 Woman's Press Club John Greenman
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Play 25 Votes for Women John Greenman
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Play 26 Woman-An Opinion John Greenman
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Play 27 Advice to Girls John Greenman
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Play 28 Taxes and Morals John Greenman
00:09:40
Play 29 Tamany and Croker John Greenman
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Play 30 Municipal Corruption John Greenman
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Play 31 Municipal Government John Greenman
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Play 32 China and the Philippines John Greenman
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Play 33 Theoretical Morals John Greenman
00:10:01
Play 34 Layman's Sermon John Greenman
00:06:48
Play 35 University Settlement Society John Greenman
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Play 36 Public Education Association John Greenman
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Play 37 Education and Citizenship John Greenman
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Play 38 Courage John Greenman
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Play 39 The Dinner to Mr. Choate John Greenman
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Play 40 On Stanley and Livingstone John Greenman
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Play 41 Henry M. Stanley John Greenman
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Play 42 Dinner to Mr. Jerome John Greenman
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Play 43 Henry Irving John Greenman
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Play 44 Dinner to Mr. Hamilton W. Mabie John Greenman
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Play 45 Introducing Nye and Riley John Greenman
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Play 46 Dinner to Whitelaw Reid John Greenman
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Play 47 Rogers and Railroads John Greenman
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Play 48 The Old-fashioned Printer John Greenman
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Play 49 Society of American Authors John Greenman
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Play 50 Reading-Room Opening John Greenman
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Play 51 Literature John Greenman
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Play 52 Disappearance of Literature John Greenman
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Play 53 The New York Press Club Dinner John Greenman
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Play 54 The Alphabet and Simplified Spelling John Greenman
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Play 55 Spelling and Pictures John Greenman
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Play 56 Books and Burglars John Greenman
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Play 57 Authors' Club John Greenman
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Play 58 Booksellers John Greenman
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Play 59 "Mark Twain's First Appearance" John Greenman
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Play 60 Morals and Memory John Greenman
00:24:00
Play 61 Queen Victoria John Greenman
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Play 62 Joan of Arc John Greenman
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Play 63 Accident Insurance-etc. John Greenman
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Play 64 Osteopathy John Greenman
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Play 65 Water-Supply John Greenman
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Play 66 Mistaken Indentity John Greenman
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Play 67 Cats and Candy John Greenman
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Play 68 Obituary Poetry John Greenman
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Play 69 Cigars and Tobacco John Greenman
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Play 70 Billiards John Greenman
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Play 71 The Union Right and Wrong John Greenman
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Play 72 An Ideal French Address John Greenman
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Play 73 Statistics John Greenman
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Play 74 Galveston Orphan Bazaar John Greenman
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Play 75 SanFrancisco Earthquake John Greenman
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Play 76 Charity and Actors John Greenman
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Play 77 Russian Republic John Greenman
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Play 78 Russian Sufferers John Greenman
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Play 79 Watterson and Twain as Rebels John Greenman
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Play 80 Robert Fulton Fund John Greenman
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Play 81 Fulton Day, Jamestown John Greenman
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Play 82 Lotos Club Dinner in Honor of Mark Twain John Greenman
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Play 83 Copyright John Greenman
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Play 84 In Aid of the Blind John Greenman
00:19:32
Play 85 Dr. Mark Twain, Farmeopath John Greenman
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Play 86 Missouri University Speech John Greenman
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Play 87 Business John Greenman
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Play 88 Carnegie the Benefactor John Greenman
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Play 89 On Poetry, Veracity, and Suicide John Greenman
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Play 90 Welcome Home John Greenman
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Play 91 An Undelivered speech John Greenman
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Play 92 Sixty-Seventh Birthday John Greenman
00:21:30
Play 93 To The Whitefriars John Greenman
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Play 94 The Ascot Gold Cup John Greenman
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Play 95 The Savage Club Dinner John Greenman
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Play 96 General Miles and the Dog John Greenman
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Play 97 When in Doubt, Tell the Truth John Greenman
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Play 98 The Day We Celebrate John Greenman
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Play 99 Independence Day John Greenman
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Play 100 Americans and the English John Greenman
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Play 101 About London John Greenman
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Play 102 Princeton John Greenman
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Play 103 The St. Louis Harbor-Boat "Mark Twain" John Greenman
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Play 104 Seventieth Birthday John Greenman
00:19:33