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Mark Twain's Speeches

By: Mark Twain
Published By: Double9 Books
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This book ''Mark Twain's Speeches'' is a combined context of various speeches by Mark Twain. Mark Twain was one of the most well-known public speakers of his time and was frequently called to give speeches to mark key anniversaries, public holidays, school graduations, banquets for dignitaries, and occasions hosted by charities, reform movements, and the like. This extensive collection of lectures, which spans more than four decades and was published a few months after Mark Twain's passing, reflects the breadth of his interests. Here are speeches about copyright law expansion, cigars and pools, and women's rights. In addition to being funny in and of themselves, the occasional pieces, banquet toasts, and introductions in it offer many aspects. Some of Twain's most controversial and audacious speeches are also included, including "The Babies," which closes with a memorable image of the guest of honor: a young Ulysses S. Grant attempted to put his toe in his mouth, and the infamous "Whittier Birthday" Speech, in which he made fun of three literary giants of New England to the horror of his audience.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain (30 November 1835- 21 April 1910) was born in Florida, United States. He was a Humorist, author, and lecturer. He grew up in Hannibal and later moved to California. In a California mining camp, he heard the story that he published in 1865 and made popular as the title story of his first novel, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, in 1867. From his humorous stories, The Innocents Abroad (1869) and Roughing It in 1872, to his appearance as a riverboat captain in Life on the Mississippi in 1883, through his adventure stories of childhood, he got a worldwide audience, mainly for Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1885), known as the masterpieces of American fiction. The ironic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1889. His eldest daughter passed away in 1896, his wife in 1904, and another daughter in 1909. He expressed his depression about the human character in such late works as the after-death published Letters from the Earth (1962).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 274 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727149X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271493
  • Item Weight: 328.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics