Cover of: Tales, speeches, essays, and sketches | Mark Twain

Tales, speeches, essays, and sketches

Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

These short fiction and prose pieces display the variety of Twain's imaginative invention, his diverse talents, and his extraordinary emotional range. Twain was a master of virtually every prose genre; in fables and stories, speeches and essays, he skilfully adapted, extended or satirized literary conventions, guided only by his unruly imagination. From the comic wit that sparkles in maxims from 'Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar,' to the parodic perfection of 'An Awful - Terrible Medieval Romance,' to the satirical delights of The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It; from the warm nostalgia of 'Early Days' to the bitter, brooding tone of 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg' to the anti-imperial vehemence of 'To the Person Sitting in the Darkness' and the poignant grief expressed in 'Death of Jean', Twain emerges in this volume in many guises, all touched by genius.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Penguin classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.409
Library of Congress
PS1302 .Q57 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxv, 410 p. :
Number of pages
410

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1082232M
Internet Archive
talesspeechesess00twai
ISBN 10
0140434178
LC Control Number
94005815
Library Thing
27138
Goodreads
108182
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