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(Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1891–1910.pdf) This em Library of America em book with its companion volume is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain s short writings the incomparable stories sketches burlesques hoaxes tall tales speeches satires and maxims of America s greatest humorist Arranged chronologically and containing many pieces restored to the form in which Twain intended them to appear the volumes show with unprecedented clarity the literary evolution of Mark Twain over six decades of his career br br This volume contains eighty pieces from the years to when Twain emerged from bankruptcy and personal tragedy to become the white suited cigar smoking international celebrity who reported on his own follies and those of humanity with an unerring sense of the absurd Some stories display Twain s fascination with money and greed such as The Esquimau Maiden s Romance and The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Other stories written after the death of his daughter Susy in explore the outer limits of fantasy and psychic phenomena including Which Was the Dream The Great Dark and My Platonic Sweetheart br br The United States military involvement in Cuba China and the Philippines turned Twain s attention to political satire and invective To the Person Sitting in Darkness The United States of Lyncherdom The Czar s Soliloquy and The War Prayer are biting denunciations of European and American imperialism Other political issues inspired articles and stories about the Jews the notorious Dreyfus case and vivisection Twain s increasingly unorthodox religious opinions are powerfully often comically expressed in Extracts from Adam s Diary Eve s Diary Eve Speaks Adam s Soliloquy A Humane Word from Satan What is Man Extract from Captain Stormfield s Visit to Heaven and Letters from the Earth br br Against the assault of laughter he said nothing can stand Twain s brilliant inventiveness continues to shine in such later comic masterpieces as Fenimore Cooper s Literary Offences Italian Without a Master Hunting the Deceitful Turkey and My First Lie and How I Got Out of It A posthumous collection of proverbs and aphorisms More Maxims of Mark is included as an appendix br br The publishing history of every story sketch and speech in this volume has been thoroughly researched and in each instance the most authoritative text has been reproduced This collection also includes an extensive chronology of Twain s complex life helpful notes on the people and events referred to in his works and a guide to the textsDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1891–1910 books for multiple devices.