Project Page for 'Moments with Mark Twain'

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TitleMoments with Mark Twain
AuthorTwain, Mark
LanguageEnglish
GenreLiterature
Difficultyeasy
Project IDprojectID5c1c203057514
Image SourceThe Internet Archive
Last Edit of Project InfoWednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:46:57 PM   (Current Time: 03:18:33 AM)
Last State ChangeTuesday, January 14, 2020 at 05:40:01 PM
Last Forum PostFriday, March 15, 2019 at 12:58:04 PM
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Beginning his preface to the “Uniform Edition” of his works, Mark Twain
wrote:

“So far as I remember, I have never seen an Author’s Preface which had
any purpose but one—to furnish reasons for the publication of the book.
Prefaces wear many disguises, call themselves by various names, and
pretend to come on various businesses, but I think that upon examination
we are quite sure to find that their errand is always the same: they are
there to apologize for the book; in other words, furnish reasons for its
publication. This often insures brevity.”

Accepting the above as gospel (as necessarily we must, in this book,)
one is only required here to furnish a few more or less plausible
excuses for its existence. Very well, then, we can think of two:

First: To prove to those who have read Mark Twain sparingly, or know him
mainly from hearsay, that he was something more than a mere fun-maker.

Second: To provide for those who have read largely of his work something
of its essence, as it were—put up in a form which may be found
convenient when one has not time, or inclination, to search the volumes.

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