Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by (first published June 1st 2004)
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Mark Wilkerson
In this collection, fans of Twain will surely enjoy reading his essays like "On The Decay of the Art of Lying," "About Magnanimous-Incident Literature," and "Concerning the English Language," and "Speech on the Weather." While some of the other stories here are not great, it's worth reading every story here in order to understand just how gifted Twain is in my arenas of knowledge and how entertaining his anecdotes and observations on life can be. One hidden gem here that is a new read for me is...more
Mark Mallett
I added this to my nook after reading that the baroque/bluegrass band Punch Brothers took their name from the Mark Twain story "Punch, Brothers, Punch." The narrator of that story has read an advertising jingle (in this case a poem, not a bit of music) that he can't get out of his head; it plagues him as earworms like "it's a small world" have tortured some of us today.

At any rate, this is a short collection of stories and essays. Several are very good, all are worth reading - as a collection, t...more
Maybe I'm just getting tired of the same old thing. Just ok.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work...more
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