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Mark Dawidziak <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:58:21 -0500
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     Speaking of spurious Englishmen . . . just who wrote all of those 
novels attributed to Dickens? Clearly not the person we know as Charles 
Dickens, with his little formal education, his unspectacular lineage and 
his overriding desire to be an actor. Consider the familiarity and 
intimate knowledge with legal systems, political bodies and high 
society. An inside job, if there ever was one. Examine the use of 
language in those books. Carlyle is far stronger candidate.
     And don't even get me started on Hemingway . . .

On 1/28/2014 1:31 PM, Kevin Mac Donnell wrote:
> Hey-hey-hey! This is the Mark Twain Forum-- why are we chatting about some
> Englishman who did not even write any of the things that have been
> attributed to him for centuries?
> Instead, we should be soberly discussing all of the other authors whose
> works were actually written by Twain (according to Partridge and Morton's
> THE MOST REMARKABLE ECHO IN THE WORLD). What else did Twain write? All of
> the works of Poe, Hawthorne, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, and even True
> Williams, plus all of the forgeries by Thomas J. Wise. Yessir, it's all
> right there in the Partridge and Morton book (and four American Book
> Collector articles they also wrote). They make their case as well as any who
> have discredited that "Wm Shagspur" character who could not even spell his
> own name. Twain on the other hand was a busy busy fellow, and to judge by
> the stuff he wrote under those other pen-names, quite a talent.
> Kevin
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