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Christian Science

by Mark Twain

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New York and London: Harper & brothers, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This appears to be an early state or a mixed state with the following points: Christian Science is not on the list "Uniform Edition of Mark Twain's Works" page iii which contains 17 titles, Frontis is dated 1906. Page 3 has farm-houses and is spelled correctly and page 5 has the "W" in why in bolder type, list of illustrations is set in 6 lines not 8 all of which seem to represent a later state.

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From the book:This last summer, when I was on my way back to Vienna from the Appetite-Cure in the mountains, I fell over a cliff in the twilight, and broke some arms and legs and one thing or another, and by good luck was found by some peasants who had lost an ass, and they carried me to the nearest habitation, which was one of those large, low, thatch-roofed farm-houses, with apartments in the garret for the family, and a cunning little porch under the deep gable decorated with boxes of bright colored flowers and cats; on the ground floor a large and light sitting-room, separated from the milch-cattle apartment by a partition; and in the front yard rose stately and fine the wealth and pride of the house, the manure-pile. That sentence is Germanic, and shows that I am acquiring that sort of mastery of the art and spirit of the language which enables a man to travel all day in one sentence without changing cars. There was a village a mile away, and a horse doctor lived there, but there was no surgeon. It seemed a bad outlook; mine was distinctly a surgery case. Then it was remembered that a lady from Boston was summering in that village, and she was a Christian Science doctor and could cure anything. So she was sent for. It was night by this time, and she could not conveniently come, but sent word that it was no matter, there was no hurry, she would give me "absent treatment" now, and come in the morning; meantime she begged me to make myself tranquil and comfor-table and remember that there was nothing the matter with me. I thought there must be some mistake.

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Bookseller
West of Denver Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3631
Title
Christian Science
Author
Mark Twain
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & brothers
Place of Publication
New York and London
Date Published
1907
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Christian Science

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