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Too Clever by Half - A Satirical Journey Through 19th Century Intellectual Folly - cover

Too Clever by Half - A Satirical Journey Through 19th Century Intellectual Folly

John Lang

Publisher: Good Press

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In "Too Clever by Half" by John Lang, the reader is immersed in a satire that critiques the societal values and norms of the 19th century. Lang's literary style is characterized by sharp wit and clever wordplay, reflecting the influence of satirical writers like Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. The book depicts the protagonist's journey through various misadventures as he navigates a world where intelligence is both a gift and a curse, leading to his eventual downfall. Lang's use of irony and social commentary adds depth to the narrative, making it a compelling read for those interested in Victorian satire. John Lang, a lawyer and author, was known for his sharp observations and keen understanding of human behavior. His background in law and journalism provided him with the necessary skills to craft a story that reflects the complexities of society. Lang's personal experiences likely inspired him to write a book that challenges conventional wisdom and highlights the folly of those who are 'too clever by half.' I highly recommend "Too Clever by Half" to readers who enjoy witty satire and thought-provoking social commentary. Lang's insightful storytelling and engaging narrative make this book a timeless classic that continues to resonate with audiences today.
Available since: 11/09/2021.
Print length: 169 pages.

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