yeres of age; ye Countesse of Granby, twenty-six; her doter, ye Lady Helen, fifteen; as also these two maides of honor, to-wit, ye Lady Margery Boothy, sixty- five. has ratings and 53 reviews. Kevin said: Not /just/ another book on farting in the 17th century. This is the most carefully prepared satirical pi. “” [By Mark Twain]. From , or Conversation As It Was at the Social .. In a note-book of a later period Clemens himself wrote: “It depends on who writes.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you twaih a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Twain classic was written as an extract from the diary of one of Queen Elizabeth I’s ladies-in-waiting, the pamphlet purports to record a conversation between Elizabeth and several famous writers of the day.

The topics discussed are entirely scatological, notably farting and sex. Prior to the court decisions in the United States in that legalized the publication of Lady 11601 Lover, Tropic of Cancer, and Fanny Hill, the piece continued to be considered unprintable, and was circulated clandestinely in privately printed limited editions.

The diarist describes a conversation in the presence of the queen between various famous Elizabethans during which one of the company farts: In ye heat of ye talk it befel yt one did breake wind, yielding an exceding mightie and distresfull stink, whereat all did laugh full sore.

The Queen inquires as to the source, and receives various replies. Nay, ’tis not I yt have broughte forth this rich o’ermastering fog, twai fragrant gloom, so pray you seeke ye further. Bacon considers it a “great performance” beyond nark abilities, and Shakespeare is astounded by its “firmament-clogging rottenness”. Walter Raleigh admits to it, but confesses that it was not up to his usual standards, demonstrating his abilities by letting out an even louder one.

From there, the talk proceeds to manners and customs. Shakespeare tells a tain about a prince with an enormous sexual appetite, taking ten “maidenheddes” a night followed by copious masturbation.

Raleigh describes an American tribe, members of which have sex only once every seven years. The queen speaks to a young lady-in-waiting who comments on the growth of her pubic hair, on ,ibro Francis Beaumont compliments her. The queen says that Francois Rabelais had once told her about a man who had a “double pair” of bollocks, which leads to a discussion on the correct spelling of amrk word. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Who doesn’t love a fart joke? Well, in truth, many, but this is still notable just because of Twain’s writing prowess.

Here we have familiar historical characters sitting around the fire and the Queen beginning the story with her question “Who farted? Imagine the reaction if a high school student presents this as a book report! Hard to believe that this scatalogical novella was written by Mark Twain.

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Still, he portrays the Elizabethan era in all its crusty glory, far from the shiny glow imparted to it by madk Victorians. A book that an educated person should have read. Having far better things to read, I confess I dumped this awful goop after about six or seven pages. Not in the least provocative in the 21st century, sorry, Sam. I felt Twain was 16001 for effect and failing. I think he was a genius, but this one just, twaln, sucks. The eyes twinkle and the smirk comes through in glorious and surprising fashion Keep your mind open and enjoy A definite PG.

I laughed-Out loud and In public. NOT suitable for pre-adolescent readers. At 40 pages, barely ten written by Mark Twain, Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors, is barely a pamphlet.

The Introduction is perhaps a page or two too llibro but contains a few funny stories and establish the case for this book as being true Mark Twain humor. The last few pages document the exact history of references 101 in the text of the conversation, have some of their own humor and added to my appreciation.

The Man who Corrupted Hadleyburg, The War Prayer, and made such cynical remarks as can be found in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court among others was not the living proof of the past as a place where no published word was ever inappropriate for the grammar school classroom. Having read in a Samuel Clemens biography that he was careful to have his wife censor, I mean edit his every word, I was more suspicious. As livro made explicit in the introduction Clemens grew up and worked among people of rough language and with an appreciation for skilled profanity.


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Further the case here is made that he was an artist 101 the deployment of profanity and both a spontaneous and practiced user of same.

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The few pages of his text relate a supposed conversation between Queen Elizabeth and a few of the people of her day who may have been invited to entertain her. This touch of historic authenticity speak to the fact that Clemens was a close reader of this time period with a personal interest in the coarse humor of that period.

The subject matter of the conversation is bathroom humor and a few naughty sexual innuendos. For me getting to know that Mark Twain had more in him than carefully edited family humor was a relief. Something like the relief from allowing certain internal gases to be released. Although in this case the ensuing laughter was more genuine and less from embarrassment. One person found this helpful. This is a hilarious irreverent short story by Mark Twain, but you need to understand “ye olde English” to appreciate it.

Hard to believe that this bawdy Elizabethan behind-the-scenes spoof was penned by our own Mark Twain! This is a hilarious short story worthy of the Bard himself, told from the viewpoint of an outraged servant.

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