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Who is Mark Twain?
 
 
Author
Mark Twain.
Publisher Harper  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780061735011
Pages/Publication Date 228/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23423
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"You had better shove this in the stove," Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, "for I don't want any absurd 'literary remains' and 'unpublished letters of Mark Twain' published after I am planted."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 19th-century American author. Who Is Mark Twain? presents 26 wickedly funny, disarmingly relevant pieces by the American master.

"As funny and insightful as any of [Twain's] published and well-known works, these essays take on the federal government, religion, race, fame, and even the literary canon with a sharp-eyed clarity we can chuckle over as we read while feeling uncomfortable knowing that they feel all too contemporary."ŚWalter Mosley

"More than 100 years after [Twain] wrote these stories, they remain not only remarkably funny but remarkably modern.... Ninety-nine years after his death, Twain still manages to get the last laugh."ŚVanity Fair

 
 
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