The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain

The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain

5.0 2
by Mark Twain
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A delightful collection of Mark Twain's observations on the absurd, what-if musings, and humorous verse.

Overview

A delightful collection of Mark Twain's observations on the absurd, what-if musings, and humorous verse.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Twains meet here in this duo of nonfiction goodies published in 1963 and 1984, respectively. Twain was equally at home in fiction and nonfiction, and this material can rival his best stories for humor and style. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456551131
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/22/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
300,636
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Charles Neider is a noted literary critic, editor, and novelist. His many books as editor include Washington Irving’s George Washington: A Biography, The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain, The Great West: A Treasury of Firsthand Accountsand The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Mark Twain. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Complete Essays of Mark Twain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arguably America's greatest comic writer Twain's humor is richly displayed in this collection. He is not as deep as Emerson or Thoreau but he is crankily more down- to - earth and human . His obsessions with business, invention,writing, and the nature of human nature are pleasurably apparent in these essays. And so is the fact that aside from being a great writer he was a very caring father and decent human - being. His sympathy for the Jewish people is something which I find especially heartwarming. There may be much in these essays which tastes like popcorn but then as one of the first great American entertainers popcorn may not be all that bad. Few are the writers who can make you laugh out loud, and this genius who could speak in so many different American dialects and voices is certainly among the best of them.
ALC59 More than 1 year ago
Love Twain's humor. Great book.