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Selected works of humour and criticism by a revered American master.

Beloved by millions, Mark Twain is the quintessential American writer. More than anyone else, his blend of scepticism, caustic wit and sharp prose defines a certain American mythos. While his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is still taught to anyone who attends school and is considered by many to be the Great American Novel, Twain's shorter stories and criticisms have unequalled style and bite.

In a review that's less than kind to the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Twain writes: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure to step on a dry twig. There may be a hundred handier things to step on, but that wouldn't satisfy Cooper. Cooper requires him to turn out and find a dry twig; and if he can't do it, go and borrow one." It's difficult to imagine anyone else writing in quite this style, which is why Twain's legacy only continues to grow.

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Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri in 1835. He wrote some of the most enduring works of American fiction, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died in 1910.

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Book Description Perennial. 1 Paperback(s), 2004. soft. Book Condition: New. In a less-than-kind summation on the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain once wrote: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure to step on a dry twig. There may be a hundred handier things to step on, but that wouldn't satisfy Cooper. Cooper requires him to turn out and find a dry twig; and if he can't do it, he'll go and borrow one." It is Twain's blend of caustic wit, skepticism, and sharp prose that define a certain American mythos, and this collection of 20 short works—including "Accident Insurance—Etc.," "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut," "Letter to the Earth," and "How to Tell a Story"—does a creditable job of demonstrating it. 369. Bookseller Inventory # 51047

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Book Description Harper Perennial. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 400 pages. Selected works of humour and criticism by a revered American master. Beloved by millions, Mark Twain is the quintessential American writer. More than anyone else, his blend of scepticism, caustic wit and sharp prose defines a certain American mythos. While his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is still taught to anyone who attends school and is considered by many to be the Great American Novel, Twains shorter stories and criticisms have unequalled style and bite. In a review thats less than kind to the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Twain writes: Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure to step on a dry twig. There may be a hundred handier things to step on, but that wouldnt satisfy Cooper. Cooper requires him to turn out and find a dry twig; and if he cant do it, go and borrow one. Its difficult to imagine anyone else writing in quite this style, which is why Twains legacy only continues to grow. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780060727864

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