Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | March 5, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—March 6, 2009: What is Man?

 

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

     

 

 

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) was an American author, lecturer, and humorist.  He is best known for his books, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  

 

What is Man? was published in 1906 and is written as a dialogue between a young man and an old man.  The essay’s topics include predestination and free-will.  There is some question about how much of the essay is satire and how much represents Twain’s direct thinking about the topic.

 

Join others in this weekly reading event!  You can find the text at these websites: 

 

http://www.online-literature.com/twain/3304/

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/70

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