Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

Book - 2004
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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. The Mark Twain Project is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the world's largest archive of primary materials by this major American writer. Under the direction of General Editor Robert H. Hirst, the Project's five editors are producing the first comprehensive edition of all of Mark Twain's writings, more than thirty volumes of which have so
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. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world.
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, childrearing, and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004
ISBN: 0520242459 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 818.409 TWA
Characteristics: xiv, 207 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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