Mark Twain – The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain Civilization Satire Criticism

THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER Mark Twain [Editor’s note:  This was the final novel attempted by Mark Twain and survives in several versions he had not fully completed.  It is considered a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the “damned human race.”(1)  The Mysterious Stranger […]

Mark Twain – To The Person Sitting In Darkness

Samuel Clemens poet author person civilization darkness ollamh

Mark Twain – To The Person Sitting In Darkness, is a satire critiquing imperialism.  The work reveals, in the Boxer Uprising and its aftermath, the Boer War, and the Philippine–American War, Twain expressing his anti-Imperialist views.  Through classic satire, like an ancient Irish Ollamh Fodhla (great teacher), he taunts those […]