For Halloween: The accounts and evidence against witches (those killed for being witches) are far more terrifying than the prospects of them being true witches.
Historic Articles by Authors
A story is a fiction with a plot, as distinguished from a tale, which is a string of incidents that happened to happen to the characters. In the story the events are linked together by the natures of the people concerned; personality influences event and event influences personality
The reputation of the author of “Twice-Told Tales” has been confined, until very lately, to literary society; and I have not been wrong, perhaps, in citing him as the example, par excellence, in this country,
The intro to the book is a classic (the book is too of course), and it is filled with insights into the contemporary authors of that time, Poe, Hawthorne, Stevenson, and the like.
If we could ask one of the old-world pagans whom he revered as his greatest gods, he would be sure to name among them the sun-god; calling him Apollo if he were a Greek; if an Egyptian, Horus or Osiris; if of Norway, Sol; if of Peru, Bochica.
A large family supper party, a night or two ago, with voices and laughter of the young, mellow faces of the old, and a by-and-by pause in the general joviality.
n diagnosing this disease called humanity—to assume for the nonce what seems a chief mood of the personality and writings of my subject
This interview is from Hartford Daily Courant from May 30th 1888. Twain would have been 53 years old. He had just finished a new book. SHERIDAN’S MEMOIRS. Mark Twain Has the Book in the Works – The General Completed the Story Two Weeks Ago. AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW. A reporter for THE COURANT found Mark Twain […]
So from time to time we love finding things like this. It’s a little piece of history, and it makes us chuckle to think that context is everything. We think writers should know history, and I think it makes us feel closer to long dead famous writers who might have experienced a little adversity too. […]
We once in awhile, these days, like to publish an historic piece of writing that we find interesting. Twain’s take on writing a bicycle qualifies. We hope you enjoy this piece. It is in the public domain, and it made us laugh.