Who Is Mark Twain?

by Mark Twain

On Sale: 04/21/2009

Who Is Mark Twain?

by Mark Twain

On Sale: 04/21/2009

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About the Book

“[Twain] was, in the phrase of his friend William Dean Howells, ‘the Lincoln of our literature’... At the heart of his work lies that greatest of all American qualities: irreverence.”
Washington Post

“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.”
Vanity Fair

Who Is Mark Twain? is a collection of twenty six wickedly funny, thought-provoking essays by Samuel Langhorne Clemens—aka Mark Twain—none of which have ever been published before, and all of which are completely contemporary, amazingly relevant, and gut-bustingly hilarious.

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Critical Praise

Who Is Mark Twain? is a refreshing reintroduction to both [Twain’s] critical analytical thought and his playful sense of humor.” - Los Angeles Times

“Twain’s wit and lethally precise powers of description are on full display.” - Maud Newton

“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.” - Vanity Fair

“[Twain] was, in the phrase of his friend William Dean Howells, ‘the Lincoln of our literature’. . . . At the heart of his work lies that greatest of all American qualities: irreverence.” - Washington Post

“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.” - Walter Mosley

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061735004
  • ISBN 10: 0061735000
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 04/21/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC4 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters

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