Mark Twain Speaks for Himself. Mark Twain.
Mark Twain Speaks for Himself
Mark Twain Speaks for Himself

Mark Twain Speaks for Himself

ISBN: 1557531013
West Lafayette, IN: NotaBell Books/ Purdue University Press, 1997. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Where does the Twain meet? As observer and reporter. As teacher and preacher. With a twinkle in his eye. With whimsy in his heart. Twain indeed speaks volumes for himself through his newspaper stories, humorous columns, letters, speeches, and interviews, gathered together for the first time in one volume and providing a picture of the consummate writer, unabashed, critical, and cutting. A perfect title for every Twain collection." (back cover) A compendium of short writings, quotes & letters by Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & author, among the earliest to be enshrined in the Library of America series. Edited & with Preface, commentaries & notes throughout by Paul Fatout (1897-1982), a distinguished American writer, historian & academician. Fatout was a professor at Purdue University, whose imprint produced this volume. First published in hardcover during 1978 (McBride, pg. 357), this is the "First paperback edition 1997" as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Trade-format softcover. With several reproductions of vintage photographs, cartoons, caricatures etc. Spanning his long & most prolific life & career, this is an excellent resource-introduction to the classic, sparkling, sometimes incendiary wit & wisdom of the one-and-only Mark Twain. In fine condition with moderate rubbing & a few faint scratches to front, back covers & spine; very slight wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Fine. [Item #4576]

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