1906. Illustrated. As humorist, narrator, and social observer, Twain (Samuel Clemens) is unsurpassed in American literature. His novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a masterpiece of humor, characterization, and realism, has been called the first, and perhaps the best, modern American novel. Contents: The $30,000 Bequest; A Dog's Tale; Was it Heaven? or Hell?; The Californian's Tale; A Helpless Situation; A Telephonic Conversation; Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale; Saint Joan of Arc; The Five Boons of Life; The First Writing-Machines; Italian Without a Master; Italian with Grammar; A Burlesque Biography; General Washington's Negro Body-Servant; Wit Inspirations of the Two-Year-Olds; An Entertaining Article; A Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury; Amended Obituaries; A Monument to Adam; A Humane Word from Satan; Introduction to The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English; Advice to Little Girls; Post-Mortem Poetry; A Deception; The Danger of Lying in Bed; Portrait of King William III.; Does the Race of Man Love a Lord?; and Eve's Diary.
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Mark Oxford dba Library of Alexandria
January 01, 2000
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