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Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race
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ISBN: 1282463160 9786612463167 0520931343 1597347361 Year: 2004 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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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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Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age
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ISBN: 0817381295 Year: 2007 Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,

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The writer's fascination with America's spiritual and religious evolution in the 19th century. Mark Twain is often pictured as a severe critic of religious piety, shaking his fist at God and mocking the devout. Such a view, however, is only partly correct. It ignores the social realities of Twain's major period as a writer and his own spiritual interests: his participation in church activities, his socially progressive agenda, his reliance on religious themes in his major works, and his friendships with clergymen, especially his pastor and best friend, Joe Twichell. It also bet


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Mark Twain and Human Nature
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ISBN: 0826266215 Year: 2007 Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press,

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"Explores Mark Twain's works--including The Innocents Abroad, Following the Equator, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Puddin' Head Wilson, and What Is Man?--in terms of his interest in the subject of human nature, examining how his outlook on the human condition changed over the years"--Provided by publisher.


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Mark Twain : The Complete Interviews

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The great writer's irascible wit shines in this comprehensive collection. This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard Shaw, T


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Mark Twain's Own Autobiography : The Chapters from the North American Review


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Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. Clemens
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ISBN: 1282556215 9786612556210 0520945492 Year: 2010 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the southerner transformed himself into a westerner and finally a New Englander. This re-examination of Twain's life is informed by ne

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