Cannibalism in the Cars and Other Humorous Sketches

Cannibalism in the Cars and Other Humorous Sketches Mark Twain is the rambunctious father of all cynics His wry observations and biting jibes made him the first modern humorist His sardonic sketches on everything from politicians preachers journalist

  • Title: Cannibalism in the Cars and Other Humorous Sketches
  • Author: Mark Twain Andrew Goodfellow Roy Blount Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781853753695
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mark Twain is the rambunctious father of all cynics His wry observations and biting jibes made him the first modern humorist His sardonic sketches on everything from politicians, preachers, journalists, barbers, nagging wives, devious children, and gullible low lifes are as hilarious and true today as they were when Twain hammered them out to make a name for himself on tMark Twain is the rambunctious father of all cynics His wry observations and biting jibes made him the first modern humorist His sardonic sketches on everything from politicians, preachers, journalists, barbers, nagging wives, devious children, and gullible low lifes are as hilarious and true today as they were when Twain hammered them out to make a name for himself on the frontier newspapers in the 1870s Though humor saturates all his best loved work, it is in the freewheeling exuberance of these early sketches and yarns that his love of pranks, hoaxes, yarns, slapstick, and parodies is shown to best effect Throughout these tales, the violence, cruelty, and plum stupidity of human nature is woven into comic gold as he makes us roar with laughter at our own idiotic self deception and vain conceit.

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    1. Mark Twain Andrew Goodfellow Roy Blount Jr.

      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 worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature.Excerpted from.

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    1. Die Erzählungen in diesesem Buch stammen aus den Zeitraum von 1863 bis 1916. Man kann sehr gut die Entwicklung Mark Twain von einem ironischem Unterhalter zu einem bitterbösen Satiriker erkennen. Am besten haben mir die Titelgeschichte "Kannibalismus im Zug", Die 1 000 000Pfund Note" und " der Mann, der Hadleyburg korrumpierte" gefallen. Als versöhnlichen Abschluss gab es das erstaunlich sanfte " Tagebuch von Adam und Eva" das mir auch sehr gut gefallen hat.Alles in allem sehr moderne Geschic [...]





    2. just finished, and I enjoy Twain's wit. He delivers the contrapositive of the textual meaning of his words by using the subtext alone. That's why he's a genius. And its funny too.


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