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I know how almost inevitable this is, how almost impossible it is to resist the segregation of classes according to the affinities of taste. But by what mediation shall the culture that is now the possession of the few be made to leaven the world and to elevate and sweeten ordinary life? By books?

By the newspaper? By the diffusion of works of art? But when all is done that can be done by such letters missive from one class to another, there remains the need of more personal contact, of a human sympathy, diffused and living. The world has had enough of charities. It wants respect and consideration. We desire no longer to be legislated for, it says, we want to be legislated with.

I kind of wish I'd picked up that copy because I'm definitely going to want to read these stories again, but I think I enjoyed them even more because I was reading them from a copy of the book that was over years old!

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The library stamp in the back cover is from !! This is a short collection of stories about the Adirondacks in the late 's. There's one about running into a bear while collecting berries and having to kill it. Another about getting lost in the woods on a fishing trip. Stories about hunting a fishing, but from different perspectives than you might expect.

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It's full of little gems like this one, "It needs but a few of these skins of spruce bark to cover the roof; and they make a perfectly water-tight roof, except when it rains. In his story about camping he basically points out that we all want to have this experience in nature where we venture to a virgin forest, untouched by an ax, with no evidence that it's ever been visited by humans and then screw up that experience for anybody who comes after us by cutting down trees, building fires and making it more than evident that the forest isn't virgin anymore.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is in that same story. May 05, David Vintinner rated it really liked it. Throw out your Emerson and your Thoreau.

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Charles Dudley Warner should rule. He's even funnier than Twain, because he's got a touch less sarcasm. Compared to him, those other guys were pretentious overthinkers who were barely able to get an idea across through words.

If I had free time, I would campaign to insert his works into school reading lists of American Lit. But for now, I'll just send this review out into the interwebs, and read another Warner essay. Rick E Shields rated it liked it Feb 21, Erik Perez rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Rob rated it really liked it Jan 27, Oskar Szrajer rated it really liked it May 27, David rated it it was amazing May 09, Jacob Moore rated it really liked it Jul 02, Rob Hook rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Sara rated it liked it Jul 08, Raylene rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Lynne rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Erika Mathews rated it it was ok Feb 25, Scott Jones rated it it was ok Jan 28, Shane rated it liked it Dec 19, Patty rated it liked it Oct 15, Barb Chambers rated it liked it May 05, Kyle Hart rated it liked it Jul 11, Michelle added it Feb 21, Rosina Lippi added it Jan 11, Inithello added it Jun 11, Rubigrangea Cooper marked it as to-read Feb 17, Cleo marked it as to-read Feb 27, Mark Twain: Complete Works.

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