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Mark Twain on Masturbation: "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism" Paperback – September 3, 2009
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But I was wrong, as this is actually a reprint of a speech that the witty and ever- irreverent lecturer and author Samuel Clemens, known more popularly by his pen name Mark Twain, did indeed deliver one evening in Paris in 1879. The Stomach Club, a group of American writers and artists, had gathered to drink, to eat a good dinner, and hear an address by Mark Twain. He was among friends and, according to the custom of the club, he delivered a humorous talk on a subject hardly ever mentioned in public in that day and age. The title of his lecture was "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism," and it was one of the most controversial that he ever delivered.
During his short but hilarious speech, Mark Twain offered some fictitious quotes from a wide array of masterful personages. He quotes Homer in the second book of the Iliad, Caesar in his Commentaries, Charles Darwin, Brigham Young, and even Benjamin Franklin, to name a few. In this book, these are interspaced with about thirty excellent black & white vintage illustrations to match the quotes. The introduction by author Sam Torode sets the pace, with his observation that Twain "demonstrated his complete mastery of the subject at hand.Read more ›
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Recommend it if you are stuck at a boring social event. Pull this bad boy out and be amused. RecommendPublished 2 months ago by Wolfheart
Just get it. It's Mark Twain, a national treasure for all things big and small. Get some good quotes. Enjoy.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer