THE COMPLETE SPEECHES OF MARK TWAIN & THE BURLESQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN (Special Nook Edition) All the Speeches of Mark Twain and Complete Unabridged Text of The Burlesque Autobiography of Mark Twain NOOKbook (Complete Works of Mark Twain Series) [NOOK Book]

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* Contains literary critiques, detailed biographies, and historical context


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In addition to writing articles and books, Mark Twain delighted audiences with his public lectures about the far-flung locations he visited on his travels. Twain travelled...
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THE COMPLETE SPEECHES OF MARK TWAIN & THE BURLESQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN (Special Nook Edition) All the Speeches of Mark Twain and Complete Unabridged Text of The Burlesque Autobiography of Mark Twain NOOKbook (Complete Works of Mark Twain Series)

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Overview

ANNOTATED:

* Contains literary critiques, detailed biographies, and historical context


OVERVIEW:

In addition to writing articles and books, Mark Twain delighted audiences with his public lectures about the far-flung locations he visited on his travels. Twain travelled around the world and he dazzled audiences far and wide with lectures filled with the same humor and spirit found in his writings. People were eager to learn about his trips to then-exotic places, such as the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii), Egypt and the Holy Land. Twain often used the fees he earned with his lectures to pay for additional adventures. His well-attended performances also served to bring attention to his published work. At a time when the public lecture was a very popular form of entertainment, and audiences' expectations ran high, Twain never failed to amuse. He was not only a writer’s writer, but also an actor’s actor ... who worked with the best written material any actor could wish for.

This collection brings together, for the very first time in a single volume, the complete collected speeches of Mark Twain along with his famous ‘burlesque’ autobiography.

The enduring freshness and relevance of Mark Twain’s works serves as a true testament to a remarkable spirit which “still young ... continues to cheer and comfort a tired world” even to this day.


FROM THE PREFACE:

Mark Twain's appearance on the stage of the world was a succession of dramatic moments. He was always exactly in the setting. Whatever he did, or whatever came to him, was timed for the instant of greatest effect. At the end he was more widely observed and loved and honored than ever before, and at the right moment and in the right manner he died.

He travelled always such a broad and brilliant highway, with plumes flying and crowds following after. In the long analysis of the ages it is the truth that counts, and he never approximated, never compromised, but pronounced those absolute verities to which every human being of whatever rank must instantly respond.

His understanding of subjective human nature—the vast, unwritten life within—was simply amazing. Such knowledge he acquired at the fountainhead—that is, from himself. He recognized in himself an extreme example of the human being with all the attributes of power and of weakness, and he made his exposition complete.


CONTENTS:

This new signature edition collection brings together for the very first time in a single volume the speeches of Mark Twain and his ‘burlesque’ autobiography, which was first published 1871. It contains an original preface as well as an in-depth and illuminating introduction by William Dean Howells of the American Academy of Arts and Letter. This illustrated volume also contains rare illustrations and photographs.

Partial List:

INTRODUCTION
PREFACE
THE STORY OF A SPEECH
PLYMOUTH ROCK AND THE PILGRIMS
COMPLIMENTS AND DEGREES
BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND HATS
DEDICATION SPEECH
DIE SCHRECKEN DER DEUTSCHEN SPRACHE
GERMAN FOR THE HUNGARIANS
A NEW GERMAN WORD
UNCONSCIOUS PLAGIARISM
THE WEATHER
THE BABIES
OUR CHILDREN AND GREAT DISCOVERIES
EDUCATING THEATRE-GOERS
THE EDUCATIONAL THEATRE
POETS AS POLICEMEN
PUDD'NHEAD WILSON DRAMATIZED
DALY THEATRE
THE DRESS OF CIVILIZED WOMAN
DRESS REFORM AND COPYRIGHT
COLLEGE GIRLS
GIRLS
THE LADIES
WOMAN'S PRESS CLUB
VOTES FOR WOMEN
WOMAN-AN OPINION
ADVICE TO GIRLS
TAXES AND MORALS
TAMMANY AND CROKER
MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES
THEORETICAL MORALS
LAYMAN'S SERMON
UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT SOCIETY
PUBLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
EDUCATION AND CITIZENSHIP
COURAGE
THE DINNER TO MR. CHOATE
ON STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE
HENRY M. STANLEY
DINNER TO MR. JEROME
HENRY IRVING
DINNER TO HAMILTON W. MABIE
INTRODUCING NYE AND RILEY
DINNER TO WHITELAW REID
ROGERS AND RAILROADS
THE OLD-FASHIONED PRINTER
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN AUTHORS
READING-ROOM OPENING
LITERATURE
DISAPPEARANCE OF LITERATURE
THE NEW YORK PRESS CLUB DINNER
THE ALPHABET AND SIMPLIFIED SPELLING
SPELLING AND PICTURES
BOOKS AND BURGLARS
AUTHORS' CLUB
BOOKSELLERS
"MARK TWAIN'S FIRST APPEARANCE"
MORALS AND MEMORY
QUEEN VICTORIA
JOAN OF ARC
ACCIDENT INSURANCE—ETC.
OSTEOPATHY
WATER-SUPPLY
MISTAKEN IDENTITY
CATS AND CANDY
OBITUARY POETRY
CIGARS AND TOBACCO
BILLIARDS
THE UNION RIGHT OR WRONG
AN IDEAL FRENCH ADDRESS
STATISTICS
GALVESTON ORPHAN BAZAAR
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    OUTSTANDING!!!

    This is an outstanding volume for all Mark Twain fans ... there is enough to keep you entertained for weeks. Very nice purchase.

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