How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
by Mark Twain
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2004
This book is a collection of essays on various subjects by America's most famous satirist, Mark Twain. The essays were written a century ago, but they bristle with energy and wit -- wonderful reminders of what a fine and funny writer the author was.
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