Moments With Mark Twain

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910) and Albert Bigelow PAINE (1861 - 1937)

These selections from the works of Mark Twain are presented in chronological order. They include the memorable whitewashing of the fence in "Tom Sawyer", events preceding the Mississippi River raft journey in "Huckleberry Finn", a dark moment during the exchange of identities in “The Prince and the Pauper”, and reflections of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”. A critic wrote of another excerpt concerning a feud, " dramatic and powerful an episode as I know in modern literature." Also included are comments about travel abroad, Joan of Arc, a generous helping of Twain’s renowned quips, and mortality. (Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Forward and Chapter 1 from “Sketches New and Old” Lee Smalley
Play 02 Chapter 2 Part 1 from “The Innocents Abroad” Lee Smalley
Play 03 Chapter 2 Part 2 from "The Innocents Abroad" Lee Smalley
Play 04 Chapter 2 Part 3 from "The Innocents Abroad" Lee Smalley
Play 05 Chapter 3 Part 1 from "Roughing It" Lee Smalley
Play 06 Chapter 3 Part 2 from "Roughing It" Lee Smalley
Play 07 Chapter 3 Part 3 from "Roughing It" Lee Smalley
Play 08 Chapter 4 from "The Gilded Age" Lee Smalley
Play 09 Chapter 5 from "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and Chapter 6 from "The Stolen White Elephant" Lee Smalley
Play 10 Chapter 7 Part 1 from "A Tramp Abroad" Lee Smalley
Play 11 Chapter 7 Part 2 from "A Tramp Abroad" Lee Smalley
Play 12 Chapter 8 from "Life on the Mississippi" Lee Smalley
Play 13 Chapter 9 from "The Prince and the Pauper" Lee Smalley
Play 14 Chapter 10 from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Lee Smalley
Play 15 Chapter 11 from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Lee Smalley
Play 16 Chapter 12 from "Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion", Chapter 13 from "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar", and Chapter 14 from "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed" Lee Smalley
Play 17 Chapter 15 from "The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" and Chapter 16 from "Saint Joan of Arc" Lee Smalley
Play 18 Chapter 17 from "Following the Equator", Chapter 18 from "Concerning the Jews", and Chapter 19 from "Christian Science" Lee Smalley
Play 19 Chapter 20 from "Italian Without a Master", Chapter 21 from "Eve's Diary", Chapter 22 from "Miscellaneous", Chapter 23 from "The Death of Jean", and Chapter 24 from "One of His Latest Memoranda" Lee Smalley