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  • 29 мая 2015, 01:27
скачать книгу The American Claimant автора Mark Twain

Жанр: Зарубежная классика, Зарубежная литература


"The American Claimant" is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches―fertile and familiar Mark Twain territory. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy.Twain uses this over-the-top comic frame to explore some serious issues as well-such as the construction of self and identity, the role of the press in society, and the moral and social questions raised by capitalism and industrialization in the United States. A unique melange of science fiction and fantasy, romance, farce, and political satire, Twain's least-known comic novel is both thought-provoking and...

  • 29 мая 2015, 01:26
скачать книгу What is Man? and Other Essays автора Mark Twain

Жанр: Зарубежная классика, Зарубежная литература


"What is Man?" was Twain's most serious, philosophical and private book. He kept it locked in his desk, considered it to be his Bible, and spoke of it as such to friends when he read them passages. He had written it, rewritten it, was finally satisfied with it, but still chose not to release it until after his death. It appears in the form of a dialogue between an old man and a young man who discuss who and what mankind really is and provides a new and different way of looking at who we are and the way we live. Anyone who thinks Twain was not a brilliant philosopher should read this...

  • 25 мая 2015, 18:52
  • 25 мая 2015, 18:52
скачать книгу In Defence of Harriet Shelley автора Mark Twain

Жанр: Зарубежная классика, Зарубежная литература


"In Defense of Harriet Shelley" is an excellent literary classic for all ages. Twain took much of his ideas and inspiration for his stories and tall tales from real experiences as a river boat pilot, his world travels, friendships, well known people, an educator and an early career as a journalist. A comical masterpiece by a legend of the...

  • 25 мая 2015, 18:51
скачать книгу Mark Twain's Speeches автора Mark Twain

Жанр: Зарубежная классика, Зарубежная литература


One of the most renowned public speakers of his day, Mark Twain was often asked to give speeches to mark public holidays or important anniversaries, for school graduations, at banquets for distinguished visitors, and at events sponsored by charitable organizations, reform groups, and the like. Published a few months after his death, this wide-ranging collection of speeches, spanning more than four decades, covers the gamut of Mark Twain's...

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2017-03-23 18:34:41
Tamanceff: Недавно открыл для себя прекрасного поэта Сашу Черного. И эта книга - его детских стихотворений. Странно что в оригинальном сборнике их почти восемь десятков. В этом - всего полтора. Но не сут...
2017-03-23 18:02:46
Ирина Степанова: Когда-то давно нашла «Тринадцатую сказку» в списке книг, которые читаются за одну ночь. За ночь, конечно, не прочитала, но не в этом суть. В произведении вроде бы нет ничего сверхъестест...
2017-03-23 13:41:55
Ирина Степанова: Как и многие среди прочитавших \"Марсианина\" я узнала о книге благодаря фильму. Но прежде, чем смотреть экранизацию всё же решила познакомиться с оригинальной историей. Тут мнения, как ...
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