Sketches New and Old

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains "The Jumping Frog" in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Mittler) which Twain re-translated into English, showing how the French translation of his work was "badly flawed." In many of these sketches, Twain shows his talent for outrageous and hilarious inventiveness, often in reaction to current events. (Summary by John Greenman)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Chapter 1 Preface & My Watch John Greenman
00:08:08
Play 02 Chapter 2 Political Economy John Greenman
00:14:49
Play 03 Chapter 3 The Jumping Frog John Greenman
Caroline Sophie
00:43:08
Play 04 Chapter 4 Journalism In Tennessee John Greenman
00:14:19
Play 05 Chapter 5 The Story of the Bad Little Boy John Greenman
00:07:53
Play 06 Chapter 6 The Story of the Good Little Boy John Greenman
00:10:37
Play 07 Chapter 7 A Couple of Poems by Twain and Moore John Greenman
00:01:50
Play 08 Chapter 8 Niagra John Greenman
00:16:08
Play 09 Chapter 9 Answers to Correspondents John Greenman
00:21:49
Play 10 Chapter 10 To Raise Poultry John Greenman
00:06:17
Play 11 Chapter 11 Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup John Greenman
00:14:24
Play 12 Chapter 12 My First Literary Venture John Greenman
00:05:29
Play 13 Chapter 13 How the Author was Sold in Newark John Greenman
00:03:45
Play 14 Chapter 14 The Office Bore John Greenman
00:04:57
Play 15 Chapter 15 Johnny Greer John Greenman
00:01:47
Play 16 Chapter 16 The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract John Greenman
00:15:07
Play 17 Chapter 17 The Case of George Fisher John Greenman
00:18:05
Play 18 Chapter 18 Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy John Greenman
00:08:50
Play 19 Chapter 19 The Judge's "Spirited Woman" John Greenman
00:03:31
Play 20 Chapter 20 Information Wanted John Greenman
00:04:44
Play 21 Chapter 21 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part First John Greenman
00:24:23
Play 22 Chapter 22 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part Second John Greenman
00:15:40
Play 23 Chapter 23 Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys an Girls -Part Third John Greenman
00:10:30
Play 24 Chapter 22 My Late Senatorial Secretaryship John Greenman
00:11:58
Play 25 Chapter 25 A Fashion Item John Greenman
00:02:00
Play 26 Chapter 26 Riley-Newspaper Correspondent John Greenman
00:08:42
Play 27 Chapter 27 A Fine Old Man John Greenman
00:01:28
Play 28 Chapter 28 Science vs. Luck John Greenman
00:06:13
Play 29 Chapter 29 The Late Benjamin Franklin John Greenman
00:07:27
Play 30 Chapter 30 Mr. Bloke's Item John Greenman
00:07:54
Play 31 Chapter 31 A Medieval Romance John Greenman
00:18:16
Play 32 Chapter 32 Petition Concerning Copyright John Greenman
00:02:11
Play 33 Chapter 33 After-Dinner Speech John Greenman
00:06:11
Play 34 Chapter 34 Lionizing Murderers John Greenman
00:10:42
Play 35 Chapter 35 A New Crime John Greenman
00:10:22
Play 36 Chapter 36 A Curious Dream John Greenman
00:23:15
Play 37 Chapter 37 A True Story John Greenman
00:12:14
Play 38 Chapter 38 The Siamese Twins John Greenman
00:09:32
Play 39 Chapter 39 Speech at the Scottish Banquet in London John Greenman
00:08:01
Play 40 Chapter 40 A Ghost Story John Greenman
00:15:50
Play 41 Chapter 41 The Capitoline Venus John Greenman
00:12:17
Play 42 Chapter 42 Speech on Accident Insurance John Greenman
00:04:00
Play 43 Chapter 43 John Chinaman in New York John Greenman
00:03:40
Play 44 Chapter 44 How I Edited an Agricultural Paper John Greenman
00:13:21
Play 45 Chapter 45 The Petrified man John Greenman
00:07:10
Play 46 Chapter 46 My Bloody Masacre John Greenman
00:06:44
Play 47 Chapter 47 The Undertaker's Chat John Greenman
00:05:32
Play 48 Chapter 48 Concerning Chambermaids John Greenman
00:04:50
Play 49 Chapter 49 Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man John Greenman
00:07:05
Play 50 Chapter 50 "After" Jenkins John Greenman
00:02:26
Play 51 About Barbers John Greenman
00:09:21
Play 52 "Party Cries" in Ireland John Greenman
00:02:39
Play 53 The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation John Greenman
00:15:59
Play 54 History Repeats Itself John Greenman
00:02:41
Play 55 Honored as a Curiousity John Greenman
00:03:02
Play 56 First Interview With Artemus Ward John Greenman
00:07:55
Play 57 Cannibalism In The Cars John Greenman
00:21:26
Play 58 The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized" John Greenman
00:11:45
Play 59 The Widow's Protest John Greenman
00:02:17
Play 60 The Scriptural Panoramist John Greenman
00:06:03
Play 61 Curing a Cold John Greenman
00:10:31
Play 62 A Curious Pleasure Excursion John Greenman
00:10:49
Play 63 Running for Governor John Greenman
00:12:02
Play 64 A Mysterious Visit John Greenman
00:11:52