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  • Mark Twain's experience comes to mind, in which, after he had mastered the analytic knowledge needed to pilot the Mississippi River, he discovered the river had lost its beauty.†   (source)
  • Bailey had finished his chores and was already behind the stove with Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • But, like every schoolboy in town, he knew Mark Twain had praised Muscatine for its sunsets—and didn't know for decades that Twain had said this only to make a joke about his sleeping habits: "The sunrises are also said to be exceedingly fine.†   (source)
  • It's all a collaboration of Kafka and Mark Twain and Martini.†   (source)
  • I asked the desk clerk and he had given me a list of names of authors who had either visited or written entire books there: Mark Twain, 0.†   (source)
  • --MARK TWAIN Srey Rath is a self-confident Cambodian teenager whose black hair tumbles over a round, light brown face.†   (source)
  • And Mark Twain?†   (source)
  • But here, in these boxes, were dozens of hardback copies of everything from Mark Twain to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.†   (source)
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) liberally employed common vernacular language in Huckleberry Finn and thus, according to Ernest Hemingway, truly began American literature.†   (source)
  • After losing his entire fortune to bad investments in the early 1880s, he sat down to, with the help of editor Mark Twain, write his memoirs.†   (source)
  • To both my parents I owe my early acquaintance with a beloved Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.†   (source)
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn†   (source)
  • I wondered if she was self-aware enough to realize: She'd stolen a page from Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • I parked in a lot right on the Mississippi, smack in front of the Mark Twain riverboat.†   (source)
  • I solved mysteries with the Hardy Boys, and drifted down the Mississippi with Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • But apparently he got something out of Tom Sawyer, even if he didn't read it or write the paper on Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • Young Sam Clemens, years away from being Mark Twain, repeatedly had to be fetched out of the Mississippi.†   (source)
  • Mark Twain claimed never to have read a book, yet his personal library ran to something over three thousand volumes.†   (source)
  • Quang-ha is clever enough to delete the first paragraph of the Mark Twain paper and go through the computer file and misspell a dozen words before he prints it out.†   (source)
  • -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Dustfinger and Farid were waiting for them in the parking lot when they left the hotel.†   (source)
  • He went on and on about Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR per G.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fenoglio said nothing for a long time after Mo had finished his story.†   (source)
  • I took a cue from your beloved Mark Twain: "What ought to be done to the man who invented the celebrating of anniversaries?†   (source)
  • Chaucer says so, as do John Bunyan, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Easy Rider, Thelma and Louise.†   (source)
  • So I wanted to take a moment now, in the childhood stomping grounds of Mark Twain, and thank you for your WIT.†   (source)
  • He talks to me in his river-wavy Missouri accent; he was born and raised outside of Hannibal, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the inspiration for Tom Sawyer.†   (source)
  • It was Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Mark Twain, where I'd worked summers growing up, where I'd wandered the town dressed as Huck Finn, in an old straw hat and faux-ragged pants, smiling scampishly while urging people to visit the Ice Cream Shoppe.†   (source)
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) liberally employed common vernacular language in Huckleberry Finn and thus, according to Ernest Hemingway, truly began American literature.†   (source)
  • The speech in New Orleans has origins as varied as the city's celebrated food, which Mark Twain called "as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.†   (source)
  • There was a full set of Mark Twain and a short set of Ring Lardner in our bookcase, and those were the volumes that in time united us all, parents and children.†   (source)
  • All the great love letters—from Simone de Beauvoir to Sartre, from Samuel Clemens to his wife, Olivia—I don't know, I always think about what will be lost—"†   (source)
  • SinclairLewis, Sherwood Anderson, Dostoevski, George Moore, Gustave Flaubert, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Frank Harris, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Stephen Crane, Zola, Norris, Gorky, Bergson, Ibsen, Balzac, Bernard Shaw, Dumas, Poe, Thomas Mann, 0.†   (source)
  • He read a half-dozen Coopers, all of Mark Twain, but failed to finish a single book of Howells or James.†   (source)
  • Sometimes Einhorn was unhappy about the Commissioner's habit of making private loans, some of them sizable, from the bankroll he carried pinned inside the pocket of his Mark Twain suit.†   (source)
  • That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.†   (source)
  • At the Ambassador's reception I met, for the first time, Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • I read from Mark Twain's lips one or two of his good stories.†   (source)
  • FOOTNOTES AND TWAIN'S NOTES{1}For Mark Twain's note see below under the relevant chapter heading.†   (source)
  • He was a captain in the Civil War, and knew General Sherman, and they say he was a miner in Nevada right alongside of Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) P R E F A C E MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine.†   (source)
  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER — by Mark Twain 'The quality of mercy …. is twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes; 'tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The thron-ed monarch better than his crown'.†   (source)
  • I love Mark Twain—who does not?†   (source)
  • In actuality, Anderson developed an artful style in which, following Mark Twain and preceding Ernest Hemingway, he tried to use American speech as the base of a tensed rhythmic prose that has an economy and a shapeliness seldom found in ordinary speech or even oral narration.†   (source)
  • Carol's small town thinks not in hoss-swapping but in cheap motor cars, telephones, ready-made clothes, silos, alfalfa, kodaks, phonographs, leather-upholstered Morris chairs, bridge-prizes, oil-stocks, motion-pictures, land-deals, unread sets of Mark Twain, and a chaste version of national politics.†   (source)
  • HUCKLEBERRY FINN By Mark Twain NOTICE PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.†   (source)
  • Mr. Hutton introduced me to many of his literary friends, greatest of whom are Mr. William Dean Howells and Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • MARK TWAIN HARTFORD, July 21, 1889 A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT A WORD OF EXPLANATION It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious stranger whom I am going to talk about.†   (source)
  • Mark Twain.†   (source)
  • Twenty-five years earlier Mark Twain had made the same observation.†   (source)
  • It will be found on p. 150 of Mark Twain's Roughing It; Hartford, 1872.†   (source)
  • However painstakingly it is done, the Englishman invariably falls into capital blunders, and the result is derided by Americans as Mark Twain derided the miners' lingo of Bret Harte, and for the same reason.†   (source)
  • They denounced it in Marshall, Cooper, Mark Twain, Poe, Lossing, Lowell and Holmes, and even in Hawthorne and Thoreau; and it was no less academic a work than W. C. Brownell's "French Traits" which brought forth, in a London literary journal, the dictum that "the language most depressing to the cultured Englishman is the language of the cultured American."†   (source)
  • Despite the contrary examples of Mark Twain and Howells, all the more pretentious American authors try to write chastely and elegantly; the typical literary product of the country is still a refined essay in the /Atlantic Monthly/, perhaps gently jocose but never rough—by Emerson, so to speak, out of Charles Lamb—the sort of thing one might look to be done by a somewhat advanced English curate.†   (source)
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