Symposium 2017 Session – Twain Against Humanity

Twain Against Humanity. Presented by Quine Brengle. Mark Twain tells “the damned human race” what he really thinks.

Fun & Unusual Facts About Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”

How many times did it snow in London on Christmas day during Charles Dickens’s lifetime? Why did Frank, the character played by Bill Murray in Scrooged, apparently think that Christmas Eve fell on November 23rd? Why are Viserys Targaryen and Norman Bates featured in an article about A Christmas Carol? Read on to learn the answers to these questions, and so much more . . .

This Day in History – February 18th, 1885

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States on February 18th, 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to […]

This Day in History – November 18th, 1865

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a short story by Samuel Longhorne Clemens, more popularly known as Mark Twain, and was his first great success as a writer, bringing him national attention. The story has also been published as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” (its original title) and “The Notorious Jumping Frog of […]

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