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What is man? : and other irreverent essays / Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi.

What is man? : and other irreverent essays / Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi.
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ISBN 9781591026853 (pbk.)
1591026857 (pbk.)
Author Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Title What is man? : and other irreverent essays / Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi.
Publisher/Date Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.
Pagination etc. 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents note What Is Man? (1906) -- Reflections on the Sabbath (1866) -- About Smells (1870) -- The Indignity Put upon the Remains of George Holland by the Rev. Mr. Sabine (1871) -- The Revised Catechism (1871) -- The Second Advent (1881) -- The Character of Man (1885) -- Letter from the Recording Angel (ca. 1885) -- Three Statements from the 1880s -- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice (1890) -- Man's Place in the Animal World (1896) -- Thoughts of God (early 1900s) -- "Was the World Made for Man?" (1903) -- As Concerns Interpreting the Deity (1905) -- God (1905) -- Christian Citizenship (1905) -- The Ten Commandments (1905 or 1906) -- Reflections on Religion (1906) -- Little Bessie (1907 or 1908) -- Things a Scotsman Wants to Know (1909).
Summary Note "Mark Twain is sometimes envisioned as a kind of nineteenth-century American offshoot of Voltaire. Like his French counterpart, he expressed a deeply felt indignation at religious hypocrisy and obscurantism, and peppered his satirical writings, especially in his later years, with stinging wit and iconoclastic fervor. This unique collection assembles writings in which Twain views the multifarious claims of religion - metaphysical, moral, and political - with a skeptical eye." "Containing many writings by Twain not generally available except in expensive academic publications, this excellent and affordable paperback edition has been annotated to elucidate historical, literary, religious, and other references. In addition, a thought-provoking, lengthy editor's introduction provides a historical overview of Twain's shifting attitudes toward religion."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject American essays -- 19th century
Added Author Joshi, S. T. 1958-
Shelf Location 814.4 TWAI
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