Mark Twain is best known as one of this country's finest humorists and novelists. As this collection confirms, he was one of our finest essayists as well. Gathered here in a single volume, these pieces reveal the complete range of this esteemed American writer and contain some of his best, funniest, and most caustic work. "English as She Is Taught," "What Is Man?," and "Letters to Satan" are among the seventy-seven essays, each featuring Twain's witty, vital, colorful styleand reminding us why, nearly one hundred years after his death, he continues to be one of the most widely read and beloved of all American authors.
The Twains meet here in this duo of nonfiction goodies published in 1963 and 1984, respectively. Twain was equally at home in fiction and nonfiction, and this material can rival his best stories for humor and style. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.