Folks, I’ve been re-reading Mark Twain. I almost always am, but I mean that I’m currently going through every book again and won’t stop until I’ve read them all again.
Most recently was Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven, a fantastic short piece about the potential tedium of Heaven.
I read Huckleberry Finn again and have realized anew that it is the one book of Twain’s that I absolutely wouldn’t want to be without. That said, I find his shorter humor pieces to be my absolute favorites. I think The Gilded Age and The Prince and The Pauper remains my least adored. If they seem different to you, check out the history behind the two books, and you’ll see that they truly are different than most of his other work. Age was co-authored, and Pauper was his first attempt at historical fiction, and I think it shows.
Anyway, Twain is still my favorite author. I can’t imagine that ever changing. Do you have a favorite book, story, or essay by Mr. T?