These speeches will address themselves to the minds and hearts of those who read them, but not with the effect they had with those who heard them; Clemens himself would have said, not with half the effect. I have noted elsewhere how he always held that the actor doubled the value of the author’s words; and he was a great actor as well as a great author. He was a most consummate actor, with this difference from other actors, that he was the first to know the thoughts and invent the fancies to which his voice and action gave the color of life. Representation is the art of other actors; his art was creative as well as representative; it was nothing at second hand.
Christian Science is a 1907 book by the American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910). The book is a collection of essays Twain wrote about Christian Science, beginning with an article that was published in Cosmopolitan in 1899. Although Twain was interested in mental healing and the ideas behind Christian Science, he was hostile towards its founder, Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910).
Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Mark Twain. This collection contents such stories as: The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton, On the Decay of the Art of Lying, About Magnanimous-Incident Literature, Punch, Brothers, Punch, The Great Revolution in Pitcairn, The Canvasser's Tale, An Encounter with an Interviewer, Paris Notes, Legend of Sagenfeld, in Germany, Speech on the Babies, Speech on the Weather, Concerning the American Language, Rogers.
A Horse's Tale is a novel by Mark Twain, written partially in the voice of Soldier Boy, who is Buffalo Bill's favorite horse, at a fictional frontier outpost with the U.S. 7th Cavalry.
Harper's Magazine originally published the story in two installments in August and September 1906. Clemens wrote the story after receiving a request from actress Minnie Maddern Fiske to assist in her drive against bullfighting. Harper's published the story as a 153-page book in October 1907.
Автор: Марк Твен
Название: Том 12. Из «Автобиографии», Из «Записных книжек», Избранные письма
Издательство: М.: Гослитиздат, 1961 г.
Серия: Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в двенадцати томах
Размер: 2,75 Мб
«Автобиография», «Записные книжки» и переписка Твена составляют важную часть его литературного наследия.
К систематической работе над «Автобиографией» по намеченному методу Твен приступает в 1906 году В начале этого года к Твену обратился американский литератор Альберт Пейн с просьбой предоставить ему материал для задуманной им биографии Твена. Твен выразил согласие, предложив Пейну следующие условия и программу работы: Твен будет диктовать стенографистке в присутствии Пейна свою автобиографию; Пейн может намечать темы диктовок, уточнять у Твена интересующие его детали, пользоваться архивом Твена для проверки и дополнения биографического материала; рукопись диктовок остается Твену и составит его «Автобиографию».
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly in December 1899, and was subsequently published by Harper & Brothers in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches (1900). Twain encouraged readers to understand it as a satirical replay of the Garden of Eden story.
The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906) is a collection of thirty comic short stories by the iconic American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The stories contained span the course of his career, from "Advice to Young Girls" in 1865 to the titular tale in 1904. Although Twain had ample time to refine his short stories between their original publication date and this collection, there is little evidence to suggest he took an active interest in doing so. "A Burlesque Biography" contains only a few minor technical revisions which make it different from the 1871 version found in Mark Twain's "(Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance". "Advice to Little Girls" shows slight revision from its earlier publication in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1897) is a series of essays by Mark Twain. In them, he describes his own writing style, attacks the idiocy of a fellow author, defends the virtue of a dead woman, and tries to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. The essays contained include How to Tell a Story, The Wounded Soldier, The Golden Arm, Mental Telegraphy Again, and The Invalid's Story.
"Eve's Diary" is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishing house.
It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the biblical creation story, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original MS." The "plot" of this story is the first-person account of Eve from her creation up to her burial by her mate Adam, including meeting and getting to know him, and exploring the world around her, Eden. The story then jumps 40 years into the future after the Fall and expulsion from Eden.