By Mark Twain
An intimate examine Mark Twain that merely he himself may possibly supply, edited by way of hugely revered Twain pupil R. Kent Rasmussen
A must-have for all enthusiasts of Mark Twain, this option of his autobiographical writings opens an extraordinary window onto the writer’s lifestyles, fairly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the pseudonym Mark Twain whereas a journalist in Nevada in 1863. whilst his first significant book, The Innocents Abroad, seemed six years later, he begun what might develop into some of the most celebrated and influential careers in American letters. Autobiographical Writings will support readers comprehend the writer in detail and get pleasure from why, a century after his dying, he continues to be so important and beautiful.
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Ich schwöre zu Gott, dass euch niemand hier auch nur ein Haar krümmen wird. Ich bin der Anführer der Camorra, und nur ich habe hier das Sagen. « Binnen einer Stunde hatten die neuen Gefangenen zwei nüchterne Lektionen gelernt: dass der Camorraboss den Mund keineswegs zu voll genommen hatte, was seine Macht anbelangte; und dass sein Versprechen, sie jeder »Camorrapflicht« zu entbinden, völlig wertlos war. Der Camorrista gab ihnen zwar die Beutel zurück, die bei ihrer Ankunft im Gefängnis beschlagnahmt worden waren.
Die Feudalherrschaft ging, der Privatbesitz kam. Eine wilde Mischung aus einheimischen Bräuchen, freiherrlichen und geistlichen Rechtsprechungen sowie öffentlichen Verordnungen verlor ihre Geltung; stattdessen kamen ein neues Zivilrecht und die erste Polizeitruppe.
Die Cosa Nostra blickt auf koordinierte und weniger koordinierte Phasen zurück; unterschiedliche Bosse vertraten unterschiedliche Führungsstile und sahen ihre Macht von diversen äußeren Beschränkungen beschnitten. Chaos, Betrug, gegenseitige Verdächtigungen und Bandenkriege sind seit jeher Konstanten in der Mafia. Die Spannbreite der Charaktere ist groß. Es gibt natürlich Parteiführer, Entscheidungsträger, Reformer und Rechtsverdreher. Doch auch etliche Rebellen, graue Eminenzen, ungeduldige Bonzen, »junge Türken« und Isolationisten.
Autobiographical Writings (Penguin Classics) by Mark Twain