What is Man? and Other Essays

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Twain

Narrated By: John Greenman

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 10 hours 40 minutes


The Essay “What is Man?” was published in 1906, and 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.


What is Man? and Other Essays

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What is Man? and Other Essays, Mark Twain