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Taming the Bicycle and Other Essays, Stories, and Sketches (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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Taming the Bicycle and Other Essays, Stories, and Sketches (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Mark Twain, Eric Carl Link (Editor)
 

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American life comes under the scrutiny of Mark Twain's wit in this delightful collection of short stories. Here, he comments on politics, education, the media, religion, and literature. The true subject of Twain's satire and burlesque is that strangest of all animals, the human being. In his novels, travel narratives, stories, essays, and sketches, Twain exposes such

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American life comes under the scrutiny of Mark Twain's wit in this delightful collection of short stories. Here, he comments on politics, education, the media, religion, and literature. The true subject of Twain's satire and burlesque is that strangest of all animals, the human being. In his novels, travel narratives, stories, essays, and sketches, Twain exposes such a variety of human foibles that one is left either laughing at the folly of human enterprise, blushing with shame at human behavior, or cursing the gods that would create such a silly animal. Twain does all three, often at the same time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435118461
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/13/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
705,045
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(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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