Mark Twain

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A Document by Mark Twain

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:The War Prayershort storyNovember 1916War
Mark Twain's scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. The piece was left unpublished at his death, largely due to pressure from his family, who feared that it would be considered sacrilegious. Twain’s publisher and other friends also discouraged him from publishing it.


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