Collection of humorous and skeptical essays, including: What Is Man? The Death of Jean, The Turning-Point of My Life, How to Make History Dates Stick, The Memorable Assassination, A Scrap of Curious History, Switzerland, the Cradle of Liberty, At the Shrine of St. Wagner, William Dean Howells, English as She is Taught, A Simplified Alphabet, As Concerns Interpreting the Deity, Concerning Tobacco, Taming the Bicycle, Is Shakespeare Dead? According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 ndash; 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is extensively quoted. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."
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B&R Samizdat Express
December 01, 2008
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