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The Life and Times of Mark Twain by Michael Shelden

The Life and Times of Mark Twain

by Michael Shelden

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
7 Hrs. 30 Min.


Professor of English at Indiana State University and the author of the literary biography Mark Twain: Man in White, Michael Shelden is the perfect candidate to lead this series of lectures on one of the most important—and most influential—of all American authors. From Twain’s early history through his landmark achievements and the defining moments of his extraordinary life, Shelden imparts a learned understanding of both the man and his astounding body of work.

Lecture 1 The Boy and the Wilderness, 1835-1853

Lecture 2 Mastering the River, 1857-1861

Lecture 3 Becoming Mark Twain, 1861-1866

Lecture 4 A Literary Bonanza, 1867-1869

Lecture 5 The Gilded Age, 1869-1875

Lecture 6 The Poet of Childhood, 1876-1880

Lecture 7 Family Man, 1880-1883

Lecture 8 A River Runs Through It, 1884-1885

Lecture 9 The Wizard of Hartford, 1886-1890

Lecture 10 Going for Broke, 1891-1895

Lecture 11 Death and the Maiden, 1896-1899

Lecture 12 The Most Famous Man in America, 1900-1905

Lecture 13 Man in White, 1906-1907

Lecture 14 The Grand Farewell, 1908-1910

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