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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Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, "for I don't want any absurd ‘literary remains' and ‘unpublished letters of Mark Twain' published after I am planted."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 nineteenth-century American author. Who Is Mark Twain? presents twenty-six wickedly funny, disarmingly relevant pieces by the American master—a man who was well ahead of his time.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Exposing two dozen mostly previously unknown or unpublished works from among his 'stacks of literary remains,' "Who Is Mark Twain? Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by R. D'Alessandro III
The publisher does a great job of providing a collection of hard to find short stories, and weaves them together into a compelling narrative.Published on June 19, 2011 by Dennis Owens Jr.
The title offers little assistance or guidance for the potential reader to fall back on....it was a reading club assignment and so I bought. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Janet L. Smith
Who is Mark Twain? is the most recent publication about this famous writer and humorist. I am a great fan of Mark Twain and thoroughly enjoyed the writings and rewritings of his... Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by Joan of Merced
"(I did) a grist of writing here this summer, but not for publication soon - if ever. I did write two satisfactory articles for early print, but I burnt one of them & have buried... Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by Joseph Haschka
I absolutely love Mark Twain... his way w/ words, and his stories of the human psyche.
But I'm disappointed w/ this book. It is Mark Twain rambling... Read more
A wonderful collection of essays presented in a beautiful package. Any Twain fan would be delighted to own this little volume of literary treasures.Published on June 21, 2009 by Kim Randall Cox
I found this good reading, for the most part. As with all Twain's writing some is better than others. This should be read if only for the history.Published on May 26, 2009 by Reese T. Jones
Mark twain has for most of my life (I am 80) been my favorite writer , I have read, and re-read his better known works with continual pleasure. Read morePublished on May 23, 2009 by Richard Schlesinger