Life On The Mississippi

Join Mark Twain on his trip on board a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations...

Huckleberry Finn

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885....

The Mysterious Stranger

No. 44 The Misteryous Stranger was published posthumously, in 1916. The stranger in Twain's novel is none other than Satan himself. A Satan, in fact, very different from how...

Advice to Youth

Mark Twain wrote this essay when asked to share something with America’s youth. Though he begins in a serious tone, his advice quickly takes a turn for the satirical: “Always...

Taxation

Mark Twain delivered this humorous speech on taxation and morality at the Tuskegee Institute to commemorate its 25th anniversary. With his signature ironic wit, he told the...

Susie's Letter from Santa

When Mark Twain's daughter Susie wrote a letter to Santa Claus, her father wrote back, signing Santa's name. Charming and heartwarming, this version of the short letter was...

Tom Sawyer, Detective

This 1896 novel follows the Mark Twain series of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom finds himself on...

The Petrified Man

"The Petrified Man" is the satirical story written in 1871. The hero of the story is the newly appointed editor of the local news in the Virginia-city newspaper. Taking advantage...

The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm

Mark Twain's hilarious account of life with a malfunctioning burglar alarm.

The Prince and the Pauper

This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short easy to understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language...

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