Get Your Free Audiobook

1 credit a month to use on any title to download and keep
Listen to anything from the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks
Download titles to your library and listen offline
₹199 per month after 30-day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for ₹1,673.00

Buy Now for ₹1,673.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice.

Publisher's Summary

Few writers are more often read, and better loved, than Charles Dickens and Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain. Many of the characters populating their novels have become household words, cultural landmarks in their own right - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. It is as if we have known them life-long. In this course we take a look at the lives and works of both authors, comparing and celebrating them in their use of use language, in their humor - and both, of course, are master humorists - in their evocation of character, and in their evocation and evaluation of the social world in which they find themselves.

©2013 Timothy B. Shutt (P)2013 Crescite Group, LLC

What listeners say about The Modern Scholar: Dickens and Twain

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Terry K
  • 11-05-17

a tale of two authors... deftly told

Professor Shutt never disappoints! His insights, passion and depth of analysis are without peer. His courses perfectly balance history, theory, and opinion, delivered in an energetic and entertaining style. I can listen to him for hours on end and frequently do. As for this course, I appreciate having learned much about Dickens and Twain, in a biographical sense, as well as adding several titles to my 'must read' list which I had heretofore​ never considered to be of interest.

1 person found this helpful