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" no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality ; its characters are confusedly drawn, and by their acts and words they prove that they are not the sort of people the author claims that they are; its humour is pathetic; its pathos "
The Review of Reviews - Page 133
edited by - 1895
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The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.], Volume 22

Mark Twain - 1899
...of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic; its pathos is funny; its conversations are — oh! indescribable; its love-scenes...
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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

Mark Twain - 1906 - 333 pages
...of art? It has no invention; it has no I order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality ; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are ; its humor is ; pathetic ; its pathos is funny ; its conversations are — oh ! indescribable ; its love-scenes...
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The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.], Volume 22

Mark Twain - 1918
...of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic; its pathos is funny; its conversations are —oh! indescribable; its love-scenes...
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In Defense of Harriet Shelley and Other Essays

Mark Twain - 1918 - 404 pages
...of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic; its pathos is funny; its conversations are —oh! indescribable; its love-scenes...
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The North American Review, Volume 161

1895
...art ? It has no invention ; it has no order, system, sequence, or result ; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality ; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are ; its humor is pathetic ; its pathos is funny ; its conversations are—oh ! indescribable ; its love-scenes...
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Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin - 1996 - 272 pages
...of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic; its pathos is funny; its conversations are—oh! indescribable; its love-scenes...
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Paging New Jersey: A Literary Guide to the Garden State

James F. Broderick - 2003 - 217 pages
...work of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic, its pathos is funny; its conversations are—oh! Indescribable; its love scenes...
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Paging New Jersey: A Literary Guide to the Garden State

James F. Broderick - 2003 - 217 pages
...work of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic, its pathos is funny; its conversations are—oh! Indescribable; its love scenes...
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Great Short Works of Mark Twain

Mark Twain - 2009 - 400 pages
...of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence. or result; it has no life-likeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters...sort of people the author claims that they are; its humor is pathetic; its pathos is funny, its conversations are —oh! indescribable; its love-scenes...
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