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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Mark Twain had a way with words, and I can only hope the price of this edition and the popularity of the e-book format gets people to read him more both young and old. He's sort of become a caricature because of the popularity of a couple of his books, and many only know of him through the various visual productions of his stories, but he shows his depth of understanding and the broadness of his thoughts in his fun to read, easy to grasp essays.
This is well worth the price, even for the book's title essay, and even if you just keep this on your Kindle for months and read one essay on the occasional Sunday afternoon. This particular edition does have a TOC, though the Kindle doesn't see it.
Go to the cover, and then page down. That's where it lives. There are other editions of this book, I am not sure what the differances are between them. Mark Twain's essay, "What is Man?
It took me a few hours to read it, but man was it worth it! His thoughts on what motivates charity were a huge revelation; it's amazing how well Twain understood human behavior. My favorite quote is: One person found this helpful.
Humor at its best. There's a section where he lists answers given by students on different subjects in school, and compiled by teachers,that itself is worth getting this book.
O.M. Men would admire the other engine and rapturously praise it? Y.M. Yes. O.M. But not the stone one? Y.M. No. O.M. The merits of the metal machine would . What Is Man and other Essays [Mark Twain] on domaine-solitude.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What is Man is Mark Twain's treatise on the nature of.
Some parts of this offering are classic Mark Twain while others are more obscure, more philosophical, less humourous, less entertaining. The considerable time and effort spent disclaiming the existence of Shakespeare is one example of the latter. His wit, his clever turn of a phrase, and his charm, however, win the day, however, for those of us who continue to admire his genius.
Mr Twain is the master of American writing, I especially liked his essay on how Shakespeare could not have possible written what he has been credited with writing and his research on it. His Essays are as relevant today as they were century-plus ago and will continue to be centuries to come. Technologies may have moved at a feverish pace, but human nature, the human animal, remains forever just that. The title essay, "What is Man? Some of the others, less so.
Enjoy "What is Man? Keep in mind that not everything Twain wrote was a success. See all 29 reviews. Most recent customer reviews.
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It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman.
What Is Man- Sec. What Is Man- Conclusion. The Death of Jean. The Turning-Point of My Life.
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