History Creator / MarkTwain

26th May '16 10:39:18 AM AnotherGuy
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* BasedOnATrueStory: Unlike most stories of this trope, everything in it ''was'' indeed accurate, told to him by his servant Mary Ann Cord, whom is named "Aunt Rachel" in the story.
* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, ""It has no humor in it. You can pay as lightly as you choose for that, if you want it, for it is rather out of my line." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Unlike most stories of this trope, everything in it ''was'' indeed accurate, told to him by his servant Mary Ann Cord, whom who is named "Aunt Rachel" in the story.
* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, ""It "It has no humor in it. You can pay as lightly as you choose for that, if you want it, for it is rather out of my line." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.
26th May '16 10:34:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]

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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives.natives in {{Hawaii}}. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]
26th May '16 10:33:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]
26th May '16 10:31:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* SelfDeprecation: One of Twain's most famous tales in the book are how a camel feasted on some of his belongings. It finally choked to death on some of the material he wrote; even the camel couldn't stomach it.



* SelfDeprecation: One of Twain's most famous tales in the book are how a camel feasted on some of his belongings. It finally choked to death on some of the material he wrote; even the camel couldn't stomach it.
26th May '16 10:30:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* SelfDeprecation: One of Twain's most famous tales in the book are how a camel feasted on some of his belongings. It finally choked to death on some of the material he wrote; even the camel couldn't stomach it.
26th May '16 10:28:45 AM AnotherGuy
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* Hal Holbrook made a career out of his one-man show where he played Twain.

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* Hal Holbrook made a career out of his one-man show where he played Twain. In fact, he's ''still'' doing them at age 91 (as of 2016). The real Twain only lived to 75.
24th Apr '16 7:56:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, "I enclose … a 'True Story,' which has no humor in it … I have not altered the old colored woman’s story except to begin at the beginning, instead of the middle, as she did — and traveled both ways." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, "I enclose … a 'True Story,' which ""It has no humor in it. You can pay as lightly as you choose for that, if you want it, for it … I have not altered the old colored woman’s story except to begin at the beginning, instead is rather out of the middle, as she did — and traveled both ways.my line." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.
24th Apr '16 7:50:48 AM AnotherGuy
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!! ''A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It'' (1873)

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!! ''A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It'' (1873)(1874)
24th Apr '16 7:46:50 AM AnotherGuy
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-> ''"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."''



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\n\n-> ''"Don't go around saying the world owes you ''"The human race is a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."''


race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner."''


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Twain was also a walking contradiction, and prided himself on it. He was from a slave state and (briefly) joined the Confederate Army, but was an Abolitionist. He was anti-Imperialism and crusaded for the poor, but himself was into {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, obsessed with being rich, and befriended the very capitalists he derided, such as Andrew Carnegie. (When told by a friend, "Old Carnegie's money is all tainted!", he replied, "Yes, it is. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.")
24th Apr '16 7:37:16 AM AnotherGuy
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!! A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It. (1873)

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!! A ''A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It. It'' (1873)
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