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Mark Twain: Wit and Wisecracks by Mark Twain

Mark Twain: Wit and Wisecracks

by Mark Twain

Other authors: Doris Benardete (Editor)

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This slim volume of Mark Twain quotes was published in 1961, judging by the date on the copyright page. (I bought it at a library sale.)

Twain's reputation for wit is unquestionably well-deserved, and a lot of the quotes here are wonderfully funny, or biting, or insightful, or all of the above. I can't help thinking, though, that pulling all his best lines out of context probably doesn't really do the man or his writing a great service, and there are more than a few of them that I suspect would have worked better if encountered where he originally put them. The book also features some generic, cartoony illustrations, which don't really add very much. ( )
  bragan | Apr 30, 2016 |
Mark Twain just brings a smile to my face. He is cantankerous and witty. The book is a short collection of some of his best remembered quotes. ( )
  LydieR | May 3, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0880880805, Hardcover)

A collection of writings by Americas foremost satirist, complemented by vintage photographs. 64-page hardcover pocket gift book with dust jacket, 3-1/4'' wide by 5-3/8'' high.

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