The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain

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Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to being a great novelist, Mark Twain was one of the most popular public speakers of his day. This collection brings together in a single volume the complete collected speeches of Mark Twain which was first published in 1871. Table of Contents: The Story Of A Speech; Plymouth Rock And The Pilgrims; Compliments And Degrees; Books, Authors, And Hats; Dedication Speech; Die Schrecken Der Deutschen Sprache [The Horrors Of The German Language]; German For The Hungarians; A New German Word; Unconscious Plagiarism; The Weather; The Babies; Our Children And Great Discoveries; Educating Theatre-Goers; The Educational Theatre; Poets As Policemen; Pudd'nhead Wilson Dramatized; Daly Theatre; The Dress Of Civilized Woman; Dress Reform And Copyright; College Girls; Girls; The Ladies; Woman's Press Club; Votes For Women; Woman-An Opinion; Advice To Girls; Taxes And Morals; Tammany And Croker; Municipal Corruption; Municipal Government; China And The Philippines; Theoretical Morals; Layman's Sermon; University Settlement Society; Public Education Association; Education And Citizenship; Courage; The Dinner To Mr. Choate; On Stanley And Livingstone; Henry M. Stanley; Dinner To Mr. Jerome; Henry Irving; Dinner To Hamilton W. Mabie; Introducing Nye And Riley; Dinner To Whitelaw Reid; Rogers And Railroads; The Old-Fashioned Printer; Society Of American Authors; Reading-Room Opening; Literature; Disappearance Of Literature; The New York Press Club Dinner; The Alphabet And Simplified Spelling; Spelling And Pictures; Books And Burglars; Authors' Club; Booksellers; "Mark Twain's First Appearance"; Morals And Memory; Queen Victoria; Joan Of Arc; Accident Insurance — Etc.

About the Author

Mark Twain, the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), is one of America's most celebrated writers and humorists. Born in Florida, Missouri, and raised in Hannibal, he began his career as a printer's apprentice, eventually becoming a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. The pen name 'Mark Twain' itself is a river term signifying two fathoms deep. Twain's wit, incisive social commentary, and mastery of colloquial speech are exemplified in his timeless novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876) and its sequel, 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1884), the latter often referred to as the 'Great American Novel.' Besides being a prolific novelist, Twain was also a gifted speaker, which is chronicled in 'The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain,' edited by Albert Bigelow Paine. It highlights Twain's talent as an orator and provides insight into his public persona and the cultural milieu of the time. Mark Twain's literary style is noted for its realism, humor, and satirical prowess, often using regional dialects and folk speech. His keen observation of human nature and society made him both a beloved storyteller and a controversial figure, unafraid to criticize hypocrisy and imperialism. His contribution to American literature is immeasurable, and his works have left an indelible mark on the world of letters.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 433 Pages

Filesize: 515.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547725244