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" method as a lecturer was distinctly unique and novel. His slow, deliberate drawl, the anxious and perturbed expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, the... "
The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] - Page xi
by Mark Twain - 1911
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The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.], Volume 1

Mark Twain - 1904
...book published in 1 869 and called ' The Innocents Abroad,' a book which instantly brought to th» author celebrity and cash. Both of these valuable...appearance the method has not changed, although it has probabJy matured. Mark Twain is one of the most effective of platform-speakers and one of the most...
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The writings of Mark Twain, Volume 1

Mark Twain - Literary Criticism - 1899
...a book published in 1869 and called 'The Innocents Abroad,' a book which instantly brought to th» author celebrity and cash. Both of these valuable...appearance the method has not changed, although it has probaWy matured. Mark Twain is one of the most effective of platform-speakers and one of the most artistic,...
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The Century, Volume 57

1899
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and, above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience...word-painting, were unlike anything of the kind they had ever 98 99 known. All this was original; it was Mark Twain. About this time, I think it was, — say in...
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The United States Navy in the Spanish-American War of 1898 ..., Volume 1

Charles Dwight Sigsbee - History - 1899
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and, above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience...word-painting, were unlike anything of the kind they had ever Personal Narrative of the " Maine." By Her Commander, Captain Charles Dwight Sigsbee. USN Second Paper...
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Inquiries and opinions

Brander Matthews - Literature, Modern - 1907 - 305 pages
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, the surprize that spread over his face when the audience roared...anything of the kind they had ever known." In the many years since that first appearance the method has not changed, altho it has probably matured. Mark...
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The writings of Mark Twain, Volume 1

Mark Twain - 1911
...journey, were printed in the Alta Sunday after Sun day, and were copied freely by the other Californiao papers. These letters served as the foundation of...appearance the method has not changed, although it has probaWy matured. Mark Twain is one of the most effective of platform-speakers and one of the most artistic,...
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The Overland Monthly

West (U.S.) - 1899
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and, above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience...were unlike anything of the kind they had ever known. All this was original; it was Mark Twain. About this time (I think it was — say in the latter part...
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Bret Harte - West (U.S.) - 1899
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and, above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience...were unlike anything of the kind they had ever known. All this was original; it was Mark Twain. About this time (I think it was — say in the latter part...
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Mark Twain Laughing: Humorous Anecdotes by and about Samuel L. Clemens

P. M. Zall - Humor - 1987 - 232 pages
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and, above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience roared with delight."15 JM Barrie remarked how this stage manner had become so habitual with the older Twain that...
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Mark Twain and the Art of the Tall Tale

Henry B. Wonham Assistant Professor of English University of Oregon - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 224 pages
...expression of his visage, the apparently painful effort with which he framed his sentences, and above all, the surprise that spread over his face when the audience roared with delight."11 Contemporary reviewers commonly noted that Twain never smiled or laughed during a performance,...
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