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Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race

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Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook-an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race-contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are


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Mark Twain
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ISBN: 1280427787 0198038062 1602566968 Year: 2004 Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press,

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Mark Twain is one of the first volumes in the 'Lives and Legacies' series on notable figures. Ziff considers Twain's career and his works in the context of the literary and social culture of his time and his own ambiguous attitude towards his fame as a humourist.


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Dangerous intimacy : the untold story of Mark Twain's final years
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ISBN: 128327714X 9786613277145 0520940377 1597345717 Year: 2004 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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The last phase of Mark Twain's life is sadly familiar: Crippled by losses and tragedies, America's greatest humorist sank into a deep and bitter depression. It is also wrong. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were-lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice, but also in the light of the author's unflagging energy and enthusiasm. Dangerous Intimacy relates the story of how, shortly after his wife's death in 1904, Twain basked in the attentions of Isabel Lyon, his flirtatious-and calculating-secretary. Lyon desperately wanted to marry her boss, who was a


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Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain
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ISBN: 0826264174 Year: 2004 Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press,

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