The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain : A Book of Quotations

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Renowned as a novelist, journalist, and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work -- from the short, light pieces to his great novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts over 50 years of writing and lecturing. An invaluable, ready reference for writers, speakers, and others in search of amusing and insightful quotes, this entertaining and thought-provoking compilation is also an ideal introduction to Twain's inimitable style and thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 121.92 x 203.2 x 5.08mm | 22.68g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486406644
  • 9780486406640
  • 7,508

About Mark Twain

After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.show more

Table of contents

"Men, Women, Children, Human Nature" "Love, Marriage, Romance" "Virtue, Vice, Conduct" "Politics, History" Religion "Youth, Aging" "Truth, Honesty, Lies, Illusion" "Reading, Writing, Education" "Health, Exercise" "Money, Business" Travel Various Subjectsshow more

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