Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

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Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race by Mark Twain

Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook—an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race—contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world. These texts, some of them new or out of print for decades, have been selected and meticulously prepared by the editors at the Mark Twain Project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520242456
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Series: Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain Series
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 1,230,094
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)

About the Author

Lin Salamo, Victor Fischer, and Michael B. Frank are editors at the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so funny had my whole family laughing