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Crankisms   By: (1867-)

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Crankisms by Lisle de Vaux Matthewman is an intriguing collection of thought-provoking ideas and observations. Through a captivating blend of wit, wisdom, and satire, Matthewman provides an insightful critique of contemporary society, challenging readers to question the realities surrounding them.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is the author's ability to address a wide range of topics, from politics and culture to technology and social media. With a sharp eye for detail, Matthewman dissects each subject with an impressive level of depth, offering a fresh perspective that prompts readers to reevaluate their own beliefs and assumptions.

Furthermore, the writing style employed in Crankisms is both engaging and accessible. Matthewman possesses a remarkable talent for crafting concise yet impactful statements, often laced with humor and irony. Each page of this book is filled with clever observations and cleverly crafted phrases that keep readers entertained and engrossed throughout.

However, one minor drawback of the book is the occasional repetition of certain themes or ideas. While repetition can be useful in reinforcing key messages, there are instances where it feels slightly redundant in this collection. Nonetheless, this minor flaw does not detract significantly from the overall reading experience or the author's ability to convey his viewpoints effectively.

In terms of its structure, Crankisms is organized thematically, allowing readers to navigate through topics of interest and delve into the areas that resonate with them the most. This structure facilitates an engaging reading experience, enabling readers to explore various issues separately while still maintaining a sense of continuity throughout the book.

Ultimately, Crankisms by Lisle de Vaux Matthewman is a thought-provoking and entertaining collection that challenges readers to think critically about the world around them. With its sharp wit, astute observations, and engaging writing style, this book is sure to captivate a wide audience interested in exploring the complexities of modern-day existence. Whether reading it for personal reflection or as a catalyst for stimulating discussions, Crankisms is undoubtedly a valuable addition to the realm of contemporary literature.

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[Transcriber's Note:

Illustrations are explained at the end of the text.]


By Lisle de Vaux MATTHEWMAN

Pictured By Clare Victor DWIGGINS


Copyright, 1901, by Henry T. Coates & Company. All rights reserved.

If I may be permitted to offer a suggestion, the Crankisms should be read in the spirit in which sermons are listened to with the object of discovering whom they hit. This will furnish amusement, for what is more entertaining than trying the cap on others?

The settings speak for themselves; but the author desires to express his indebtedness to the artist for having infused life into and lent grace to dead bones of words, and for having, in many cases, given to those words a deeper and more subtle meaning than they themselves could be made to express.

L. de V. M.

May, 1901.


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