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The Resource 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

Label
What is man? and other irreverent essays
Title
What is man? and other irreverent essays
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
814/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1302
LC item number
.J67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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Joshi, S. T.
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • American essays
  • American essays
  • Essays
Label
What is man? and other irreverent essays, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008034195.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 cathechism (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)
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781591026853
Lccn
2008034195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2438222
  • (OCoLC)223918931
  • (OCoLC)ocn223918931
  • 2438222
Label
What is man? and other irreverent essays, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by S.T. Joshi
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008034195.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 cathechism (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)
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781591026853
Lccn
2008034195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2438222
  • (OCoLC)223918931
  • (OCoLC)ocn223918931
  • 2438222

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