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On the Decay of the Art of Lying

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In the essay, Twain laments the four ways in which men of America's Gilded Age employ man's 'most faithful friend'. He concludes by insisting that: the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling.

Customer Reviews

On Decay of The Art of Lying

A truly hard hitting essay on the ancient art of lying done by Mark Twain

Another gem

Twain is brilliant. This is a short but profound piece. Highly recommended.

The Decay of Lying

So far the book has been great. Whitty yet with alot of humor. I think it shall be a good read.

On the Decay of the Art of Lying
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  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Apr 21, 1910
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 9 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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