Political Tales & Truth of Mark Twain

Political Tales & 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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781567316971
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.48(h) x 0.61(d)

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