What is Man? and Other Essays

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

"What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the political and the ironically humorous. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 What Is Man- Sec. I John Greenman
00:21:25
Play 02 What Is Man- Sec. II John Greenman
00:29:11
Play 03 What Is Man- Sec. III John Greenman
00:20:23
Play 04 What Is Man- Sec. IV John Greenman
00:34:15
Play 05 What Is Man- Sec. V John Greenman
00:21:22
Play 06 What Is Man- Sec. VI John Greenman
00:43:45
Play 07 What Is Man- Conclusion John Greenman
00:14:36
Play 08 The Death of Jean John Greenman
00:28:58
Play 09 The Turning-Point of My Life John Greenman
00:23:02
Play 10 How to Make History Dates Stick John Greenman
00:32:59
Play 11 The Memorable Assassination John Greenman
00:27:05
Play 12 A Scrap of curious History John Greenman
00:18:02
Play 13 Switzerland, the Cradle of Liberty John Greenman
00:26:02
Play 14 At The Shrine of St. Wagner John Greenman
00:33:32
Play 15 William Dean Howells John Greenman
00:22:02
Play 16 English As She Is Taught John Greenman
00:31:06
Play 17 A Simplified Alphabet John Greenman
00:11:52
Play 18 As Concerns Interpreting The Diety John Greenman
00:17:36
Play 19 Concerning Tobacco John Greenman
00:07:44
Play 20 The Bee John Greenman
00:08:40
Play 21 Taming the Bicycle John Greenman
00:20:14
Play 22 Is Shakespeare Dead? section 1-3 John Greenman
00:33:44
Play 23 Is Shakespeare Dead? section 4-7 John Greenman
00:37:33
Play 24 Is Shakespeare Dead? section 8-9 John Greenman
00:39:51
Play 25 Is Shakespeare Dead? section 10-13 John Greenman
00:32:40