The War Prayer. Mark Twain.

The War Prayer

New York: harper & Brothers Publishers/ A St. Crispin Press Book, 1951. John Groth. Not stated, probably third or later. Hardcover. Scarce in this condition. Dust jacket has some small chips along the edges and one repaired, closed tear to the back (in Mylar). Lightly faded. Book has light bumping to the spine ends. Very Good / very good. Item #17717

A controversial parable whose irony and saatiric thrust (so very Twain) make it a minor classic of anti-war literature. It is as true today as it was then (Civil War era). It wasn't published until 1923 as Twain assumed a backlash for his views on the stupidity of war. Nothing changes, unfortunately.

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