The Wit And Wisdom Of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048648923X
Size: 13,40 MB
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"Familiarity breeds contempt — and children." "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." "Heaven for climate. Hell for company." This attractive paperback gift edition of the renowned American humorist's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips on life, love, history, culture, travel, and other topics from his fiction, essays, letters, and autobiography.

Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Gramercy
Size: 19,77 MB
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A compendium of over 1,800 quotes from one of America's most beloved writers.

Mark Twain

Author: Gary Bloomfield
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029517
Size: 17,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A unique collection of quotes and photos revealing a new side of Mark Twain's humor and wit. A highly entertaining collection of timeless quotations from Mark Twain. The 19th-centurey American writer, humorist, public speaker, and publisher wrote hundreds of short stories, and his best-known novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, still read more than 130 years later. Born with the visit of Halley’s Comet in 1835, he died when the comet returned to the solar system in 1910. He remains one of the most quoted – and quotable – American writers of all time. It includes more than 100 glorious images of this most famous son of Hannibal, Missouri.

Bite Size Twain

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466889659
Size: 15,42 MB
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Bite-Size Twain: Wit and Wisdom from the Literary Legend Mark Twain... On kindness: Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. On friends: Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. On growing old: Take any road you curves always, which is a continual promise, whereas straight roads reveal everything at a glance and kill interest. On truth and lies: many when they come to die have spent all the truth that was in them, and enter the next world as paupers. I have saved up enough to make an astonishment there. On health and fitness: Part of the secret success in life is to eat what you like and let the food it out inside.

Wit And Wisdom

Author: Mark Twain
ISBN: 9780848824990
Size: 15,19 MB
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The Life Of Mark Twain

Author: Gary Scharnhorst
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826274005
Size: 10,54 MB
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This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. In the succeeding years, Clemens biographers have either tailored their narratives to fit the parameters of a single volume or focused on a particular period or aspect of Clemens’s life, because the whole of that epic life cannot be compressed into a single volume. In The Life of Mark Twain, Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas. With dozens of Mark Twain biographies available, what is left unsaid? On average, a hundred Clemens letters and a couple of Clemens interviews surface every year. Scharnhorst has located documents relevant to Clemens’s life in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, and in the West, including some which have been presumed lost. Over three volumes, Scharnhorst elucidates the life of arguably the greatest American writer and reveals the alchemy of his gifted imagination.

Mark Twain S Notebooks

Author: Carlo De Vito
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 160376402X
Size: 20,27 MB
Format: PDF
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The original and insightful collection that combines Mark Twain's journal writings with his rarely seen sketches and doodles. Fascinating and often hilarious, this is a complete record of the thoughts, ideas, and observations of the father of American literature. A national treasure and a cultural and literary icon, Mark Twain was called "the father of American literature" by William Faulkner. His beloved works include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and 26 other books. His inimitable prose seamlessly weaves together humor, insight, vivid details, and memorable characters. Along with these published works, Twain, who was also a journalist, produced approximately 40 to 50 pocket notebooks and wrote countless letters, essays, travelogues, and lectures in his lifetime. Mark Twain's Notebooks is the first collection to gather these writings and combine them with dozens of Twain's rarely seen sketches, doodles, and diagrams, as well as facsimiles of his original journal pages, letters, and essays. The result is page after beautifully designed page of some of the best, yet little-known, writings of Mark Twain. Organized by topics such as science, literature, health, family life, and food, the collection also includes intimate letters that describe the home he built in Hartford, Connecticut; his travels across Europe, the Middle East, and the United States; and his agony over the death of his favorite daughter. The writing and art is selected by book and publishing veteran Carlo De Vito, who provides fascinating commentary and insights into the material throughout the book.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Alex Ayres
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101656166
Size: 19,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Abraham Lincoln is the most frequently quoted United States President. In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. The quotes are arranged according to subject, providing a bit of Lincoln wit and wisdom for any situation. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence.

Gulliver S Travels Thrift Study Edition

Author: Jonathan Swift
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115941
Size: 15,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes the unabridged text of Swift's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Wisdom Of The Buddha

Author: F. Max Müller
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111822
Size: 18,28 MB
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A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.