Mark Twain

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Hal Holbrook Takes on Twain

Friday, November 30, 2012


In this 1959 episode of Recordings, E.T.C., Host Edward Tatnall Canby presents the "voices" of two canonical storytellers: Mark Twain and Hans Christian Andersen. Neither Twain nor Andersen is actually featured on these recordings, but Canby delights in the authenticity of Hal Holbrook's portrayal of Twain and Boris Karloff's readings of Andersen's tales.

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The Takeaway

Mark Twain's Autobiography To Be Published 100 Years After Death

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Author Mark Twain once wrote, “It is no use to keep private information which you can't show off.”  Twain, whose given name was Samuel Clemens, will finally show off his most private information 100 years after his death, with the publication of his autobiography.

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