Political Tales and Truth of Mark Twain

Political Tales and Truth of Mark Twain

by David Hodge
     
 

The novels and stories for which he is most loved, as well as his somewhat lesser known non-fiction works, prove that Mark Twain was as much a moralists as a humorist and very sensitive to morality in politics. The excerpts found in his volume reflect his deepest political and social beliefs-and his ability to express them with biting wit.See more details below

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The novels and stories for which he is most loved, as well as his somewhat lesser known non-fiction works, prove that Mark Twain was as much a moralists as a humorist and very sensitive to morality in politics. The excerpts found in his volume reflect his deepest political and social beliefs-and his ability to express them with biting wit.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
From such lesser-known writings as his letters to Howells and Twitchell to such familiar ones as ``The War Prayer'' and Corn-Pone Opinons,'' the editors have ranged widely through Twain's later fulminations for snippets suggesting, in this election year, that America's favorite sage was right: lamentably, human nature never changes. These snippets are divided into categories--among them, ``Politics, Politicians, and Parties,'' ``Patriotism and War,'' Racism and Imperialism,'' ``Religion,'' ``Conformity and Progress,'' ``Morality and Truth''--and each category offers barbed musings that, while less scandalous now than when first written, are a bracing yardstick against which to measure the pablum of our own current political rhetoric. Recommended for popular collections.-- Charles Nash, Cottey Coll., Nevada, Mo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880032060
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
01/05/1993
Series:
Classic Wisdom Collection
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.65(d)

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