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This paper examines Mark Twain's life and outlook on several issues through his literary works. First, the paper gives a brief biography. This is followed by an analysis of Twain's essay entitled "Concerning the Jews," a work which in part addressed the anti-Semitism of his time. The writer also explores Twain as a humorist, citing specific essays. The paper concludes by discussing Twain's friendship with Ulysses S. Grant.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Cummings, Sherwood. Mark Twain's Theory of Realism, or the Science of Piloting. Studies in American Humor. Vol: II, No: 3; January 1976; pp: 50-54
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- Gribben, Alan. Mark Twain, Businessman, the Margins of Profit. Studies in American Humor. Vol: I, [New Series], No: 1; June 1982; pp: 75-77
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