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Essays & Correspondence
  • Author:
    Mark Twain
  • ISBN:
    1420930362
  • ISBN13:
    978-1420930368
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    Digireads.com (January 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    132 pages
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    Essays & Correspondence
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How to tell a story, is an essay in which Mark Twain, reveals that the differences between the humorous story and the . It's worth the read if you admire Twain's other writings or might be interested in a quick quirky piece

How to tell a story, is an essay in which Mark Twain, reveals that the differences between the humorous story and the comic or witty story lie primarily in the techniques used by their tellers. The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. He says it's how the person tells the story that counts. It's worth the read if you admire Twain's other writings or might be interested in a quick quirky piece. It's not worth a read if you're expecting this to be another masterpiece of literature. It's interesting that's for sure.

Читать онлайн - Twain Mark. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн How to Tell a Story and Other Essays. HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHERS by Mark Twain HOW TO TELL A STORY The Humorous Story an American Development. Its Difference from Comic and Witty Stories. I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years

The Humorous Story an American Development.

Free Public Domain Books from the. Classic Literature Library. How to Tell a Story and Others Page 01. How to tell a story and others. The Humorous Story an American Development. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years. There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kind-the humorous. I will talk mainly about that one.

How to tell a story starts with Mark Twain's famous disclaimer "I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. He uses the four stories to illustrate his points about story telling.

Why the Humorous Story Can Only Be Told by AmericansI do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays 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

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays 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. Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (born November 30, 1835, Florida, Missouri, .

The other essays in this book are also good examples of the work of 19th century America's greatest . How to tell a story starts with Mark Twain's famous disclaimer "I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told.

15 people found this helpful. For example, his premise is that a humorous story does not have a purposes, it can go on and on as long as it is funny. The Wounded Soldier story demonstrates this point.

A series of essays by Twain on reading and writing. How to Tell a Story," the title piece illuminates Twain's own intuitive story-telling genius, as he describes the three elements - the pause, poker-faced pseudo-innocence, and the performance of a pretended identity - that shape his writing. Even more intriguing, he looks at his celebrated dramatic performances of his written work, describing his struggle to perfect the delivery of Jim Blaine's story of his Grandfather's Ram (from Roughing It), and comparing the end result to the original written version.

"How to Tell a Story and Other Essays" is a collection of essays on various subjects by America's most famous satirist, Mark Twain. Contained in this volume you will find the following essays: How to Tell a Story, In Defense of Harriet Shelley, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses, Travelling With a Reformer, Private History of the 'Jumping Frog' Story, Mental Telegraphy Again, What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us, A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget, The Invalid's Story, The Captain's Story, Stirring Times in Austria, Concerning the Jews, From the 'London Times' of 1904, and At the Appetite-Cure.

Vuzahn
In the primary essay in this small book, with more misdirection than modesty, Mark Twain starts by saying he does not claim to know how a story should be told but knows a good one when he hears one. Now he's talking about "humorous" stories, the kind Americans can tell, and not the comic or witty stories that Englishmen and Frenchmen tell. The mark of a good humorous story is in the art of its telling and not in the subject matter, as are those told by foreign storytellers. The beauty of this essay is that after aquainting the reader with the technique of telling a good American humorous story, he presents a sample that proves his opening disclaimer false, by telling such a story to perfection, and by giving the reader the illusion of hearing it told aloud on a stage, as he was noted for. Alas, it is a story told in dialect that probably cannot be read by some today for its humor, but I think there is a spirit in it that transcends today's objections and believe that all Americans can revel in the good humor of the mentality behind this story.

The other essays in this book are also good examples of the work of 19th century America's greatest storyteller and wit.
Akinohn
The more one learns of the author & the man the more evident his genius in many subjects. It should be noted that he was also a great humanitarian fighting for racial equality and women's rights. This is a perfect sample of short stories readable or as an audio completable in it's entirety in an hour. This short collection also gives us a glimpse into the types of humor popular in this period which makes it historically relevant. The surprising aspect I believe most will find in this sampling of Twain are the "New Age" thoughts. I doubt many people realize that Twain and Tesla were friends. It's my opinion both men would still be ahead of their time in today's society. This is a book for all ages as Twain's rare talent of what I'll call "multi-level writing" offers something for all ages and backgrounds. Twain is that timeless writer in many ways, to be enjoyed by many generations to come and one that you can re-read as you mature. "I've yet to read a Twain I didn't like at some level." (They're all probably in the public domain as well & free is a price even I can afford!)
GODMAX
If anyone knows how to tell a story it is Mark Twain. Combining humor and beautiful language this essay is a great read: education and give insight into this great man's mind.

This Kindle book includes
* How to tell a story
* The wounded soldier
* The golden arm
* Mental telegraphy again
* The invalid story

How to tell a story starts with Mark Twain's famous disclaimer "I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years."

He uses the four stories to illustrate his points about story telling.
For example, his premise is that a humorous story does not have a purposes, it can go on and on as long as it is funny. The Wounded Soldier story demonstrates this point. He explains how to delivery a story with pauses and noises using The Golden Arm story to illustrate.

This book is a quick and easy read. And I could not wipe the smile off my face either.

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Tejar
Looks like something someone printed out of their PC and stapled together... Not a quality publication, no matter how much I enjoy the content. It seems a disgraceful effort, given the caliber of the author. How can you justify the price??!!
porosh
Very short and entertaining. He starts out by giving you his lesson and then tells a brief comic story to illustrate how not to tell a story, because he finds it more obnoxious than funny. It his helarious. He then tells his own story whose main point is to trick you. He never says the point of the story. It is subtle and entertaining.
Impala Frozen
Mark Twain is a personal storytelling favorite and all storytellers or just to up your strength of conversation will benefit.
RED
The stories transported me back to younger years when I would sit entranced while listening to my dad and uncles as they reminisced and told their own stories of their childhood. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Kindle formatting only ok but not bothersome and no excess of typographical errors in the transcription. More wonderful stories by our greatest author.