A biography of mark twain one of the most popular authors of the 1800s

He had access to books and newspapers. This, together with the placement of the letters so that the fastest writing fingers struck the most frequently used letters, made the Hansen Writing Ball the first typewriter to produce text substantially faster than a person could write by hand.

The current bickering between the political correctness of the left and the patriotic correctness of the right is a familiar phenomenon in cultural history.

Put yourself in their shoes, and you can easily see why. I drew near, and began to eat of it, and I found it delicious beyond description. However, because the shift key required more force to push its mechanism was moving a much larger mass than other keysand was operated by the little finger normally the weakest finger on the handit was difficult to hold the shift down for more than two or three consecutive strokes.

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One of the ways that zealots on both sides of the political spectrum teach people not to think is to insist, first, that you should always be ready to take offense at what you read, and second, that you should not read anything that you consider offensive.

From the New England seaports of BostonSalemProvidenceand New Londonamong others, the Yankees built international trade routes, stretching to China by We lack a shared cultural memory embodied in a set of books—however changing, contested, and unfair—that most of us read, discussed, and thought about while we were growing up, and that provide us with a common ground for conversation and a training in diverse ways of thinking about the world.

The second is to find a balance between works that come out of your own cultural background and works that come from elsewhere. The visceral stereotype of the greedy, witch-burning Yankee was developed in the literature of the English-speaking world, epitomized in the character of Brother Jonathan.

And subsequently, after catching a spark of Methodism in the camp meeting, away down in the woods, on the Vienna road, he was a very passable exhorter in the evening meetings. Inafter returning from Army service, he produced a successful model and in turned it over to the Northeast Electric Company of Rochester for development.

I will inhabit them; erect empires: Joseph also attended Protestant church services and apparently studied the Bible in depth.

Greatest American Writers

It was called the Varityper, because a narrow cylinder-like wheel could be replaced to change the font. Theologically, Arminianism replaced the original Calvinism. Certain models, such as the Barlet, had a double shift so that each key performed three functions.

Literary snack food has its place. His itinerary overlapped some of my own school trip many years ago to educational sites Italy, Greece, and Turkey. If Lucy recalled Joseph Sr. The second is that it has a rich enough literary culture that members of subculture A have next to no reading material in common with subculture B.Authors throughout history have helped capture something about their lives, their era, and the society around them.

From Homer in the 8th century BC all the way until now, there is something in the works of these authors that can capture our imagination and help us expand our knowledge. Here are some of the greatest.

Last week’s post on the spooky dimensions of reading—the one-on-one encounter, in the silent places of the mind, with another person’s thinking—sparked a lively discussion on the comments page, and no shortage of interesting questions. "Mark Twain was born fully grown, with a cheap cigar clamped between his teeth." So begins Sid Fleischman's ramble-scramble biography of the great American author and wit, who started life in a Missouri village as a barefoot boy named Samuel Clemens.

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The Choice of a Canon

Spungen As You Like It (the New Hudson Shakespeare), William Shakespeare Sndwich Gigante, Lynn George. Read an Excerpt. The Greater Journey CHAPTER ONE THE WAY OVER The thought of going abroad makes my heart leap.

The Innocents Abroad

—CHARLES SUMNER I They spoke of it then as the dream of a lifetime, and for many, for all the difficulties and setbacks encountered, it was to be one of the best times ever.

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