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Who Is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain
You had better shove this in the stove, Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, for I dont want any absurd literary remains and unpublished letters of Mark Twain published after I am planted. He was joking, of course. But when Mark Twain died in 1910, he left behind the largest collection of personal papers created by any nineteenth-century American author.
Here, for the first time in book form, are twenty-four remarkable pieces by the American master—pieces that have been handpicked by Robert Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley. In Jane Austen, Twain wonders if Austens goal is to make the reader detest her people up to the middle of the book and like them in the rest of the chapters. The Privilege of the Grave offers a powerful statement about the freedom of speech while Happy Memories of the Dental Chair will make you appreciate modern dentistry. In Frank Fuller and My First New York Lecture Twain plasters the city with ads to promote his talk at the Cooper Union (he is terrified no one will attend). Later that day, Twain encounters two men gazing at one of his ads. One man says to the other: Who is Mark Twain? The other responds: God knows—I dont.
Wickedly funny and disarmingly relevant, Who Is Mark Twain? shines a new light on one of Americas most beloved literary icons—a man who was well ahead of his time.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade).
Published by New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, From: Peter Harrington. London, United Kingdom. Seller Rating:.
Octavo, original three-quarters brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and with illustrations by E. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt. Less than two weeks before publication, [the publisher] Webster announced that he was binding 20, copies in cloth, another 2, in sheep, and copies in three-quarter leather. In very good condition, rebacked with light rubbing to the bottom cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
If you're a grammar nerd or someone who pays intimate attention to detail, there can be nothing as irksome as a incorrect grammar — be it a spelling error, improper punctuation or a harmless typo. Aside from being a pain and total distraction to the reader, major typos can actually result in major costs for the book manufacturers if the book is a bestseller or an all-time classic. This, in turn, means that owning one of these famously misprinted books could have you owning an extremely valuable collector's item — And you might not even know it! One of the most valuable misprints can be found in the original edition of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, the classic tale of friendship and mischief along the Mississippi River that served as the sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". In the first printed issue of the novel, the word "Decides" was misprinted as "Decided", and the word "saw" is mistyped as "was" on page These two Twain typos are well-known in the world of rare book collectors — But what if there were more that haven't been caught yet? Creativity, Inc.
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