Tagged: autobiography

American Literature Texts

American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for...

Prose by Mark Twain

Prose by Mark Twain

Here is an index to the pages for the Mark Twain prose writings referenced in Excellence in Literature’s American Literature (EIL3). [Mark Twain poetry is here.] Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses Mark Twain’s Autobiography  A...

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Ask a humorist to write his autobiography, and you just might end up with a short story such as Mark Twain’s Burlesque Autobiography. This short story is entirely fictional, and is not intended to...

Benjamin Franklin worked on attaining moral perfection--did he succeed, or not?

Benjamin Franklin 13 Virtues

An Excerpt from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith; edited by Frank Woodworth Pine, 1916 IX. PLAN FOR ATTAINING MORAL PERFECTION T was about this time I conceived the bold...