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Thread #137635   Message #3151584
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-May-11 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Chongo: Self-promoter & hatemonger?
Subject: RE: BS: Chongo: Self-promoter & hatemonger?
Yes, Mark Twain is brilliant...virtually without peer, in my opinion. My favorite Mark Twain book is his extraordinary biography of Joan of Arc. My next favorite to that is Huckleberry Finn.

Mark Twain himself, by the way, considered "Joan of Arc" to be his finest book. He published it under a psuedonym, because he wanted it to be read not as "a Mark Twain book", but strictly on its own merits. Accordingly, it sold in quite small numbers at the time. Only some time later did the general public become aware that it was written by Mark Twain.