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Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race
     

Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race

by Mark Twain, Janet Smith (Editor), Maxwell Geismar (Preface by)
 
Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race is a magnificent collection of Mark Twain's topical writings, mainly and most eloquently concerned with the themes of social justice, the American civilization in its dawning age of imperialism, and the corrupt nature of man in general. Many of Twain's greatest essays are included here, especially "To the Person Sitting in

Overview

Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race is a magnificent collection of Mark Twain's topical writings, mainly and most eloquently concerned with the themes of social justice, the American civilization in its dawning age of imperialism, and the corrupt nature of man in general. Many of Twain's greatest essays are included here, especially "To the Person Sitting in the Darkness," "as Regards Patriotism," "The War Prayer," "The Unites States of Lyncherdom," and "Banquet for a Senator." In all the essays n this volume Twain speaks as a man outraged by the social, moral, and religious corruption he see around him. These essays open the floodgates of his anger, his brilliant satire, his devastating wit, and his deep concern for man's fate. But Twain, great artist that he was, always managed to be hilariously funny in the midst of his anger and despair. He always managed to laugh to keep from crying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566195263
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Brief Biography

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

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