Author Topic: "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug..."  (Read 740 times)

"a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded & salacious slut ..."

 ;D

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8131052/Mark-Twain-autobiography-creates-a-stir.html

Adam

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Re: "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug..."
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 09:24:42 pm »
Is he dead?
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug..."
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 10:18:02 am »
Along with everyone he wrote about . . . .  which is, of course, why he insisted his autobiography shouldn't be published for 100 years.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Gandalf

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Re: "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug..."
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 09:18:37 pm »
I've been listening to it being read on Radio 4. 

His response to the apalling Moro crater massacre, which I have to admit I didn't know about, is richly deserved industrial strength sarcasm at its best.

Re: "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug..."
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 08:38:53 pm »
"a filthy-minded & salacious slut pining for seduction".

Oh for Saturday nights of old, when one could guarantee to find one such....
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