What is Man? and Other Essays cover

What is Man? and Other Essays

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

1. 01 - What Is Man? Section 1
2. 02 - What is Man? Section 2
3. 03 - What is Man? Section 3
4. 04 - What is Man? Section 4
5. 05 - What is Man? Section 5
6. 06 - What is Man? Section 6
7. 07 - What Is Man - Conclusion
8. 08 - The Death of Jean
9. 09 - The Turning Point of My Life
10. 10 - How To Make History Dates Stick
11. 11 - The Memorable Assassination
12. 12 - A Scrap of Curious History
13. 13 - Switzerland, The Cradle of Liberty
14. 14 - At the Shrine of St. Wagner
15. 15 - William Dean Howells
16. 16 - English As She Is Taught
17. 17 - A Simplified Alphabet
18. 18 - As Concerns Interpreting the Deity
19. 19 - Concerning Tobacco
20. 20 - The Bee
21. 21 - Taming the Bicycles
22. 22 - Is Shakespeare Dead? Part 1-3
23. 23 - Is Shakespeare Dead? Part 4-7
24. 24 - Is Shakespeare Dead? Part 8-9
25. 25 - Is Shakespeare Dead? Part 10-13

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Summary

"What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the political and the ironically humorous.