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
     
 

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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:
1,141,874
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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