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Mark Twain's Notebooks: Journals, Letters, Observations, Wit, Wisdom, and…

by Carlo Devito

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So, not quite everything hit, but most of it was a riot. Mark Twain is the best humorist America has ever produced, and I am willing to say so loudly and often. This is a slightly different look at Twain, as we peek inside some of his journals, get excerpts from some of his longer works (many of which we have probably read), and also get to read a few of his letters. This work comes from the massive files that made up what he left behind; the entirety of his notebooks is a massive, multi-volume set costing hundreds of dollars. There are probably things in there that are better than some of the things selected for this excerpt, but there are doubtless things that were well left out. The pictures are one of the best things, giving a glimpse into life in the latter half of the 19th century, as well as seeing Twain at various stages of his life. It is a more personal glimpse when you can see photos. I highly recommend this work for anyone who is a Mark Twain fan...and for those who aren't, because when they are done, they might find themselves wondering why. ( )
  Devil_llama | Dec 13, 2015 |
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