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Cannibalism in the Cars is a short story by Mark Twain which satires the political system of the US. The story is about a group of men trapped in a train during a snow storm. After a week, the men know that they must resort to cannibalism for survival. They hold ineffective elections, and are so formal that they even follow parliamentary procedure. The ridiculousness of these election can be shown through the following quote: “Mr. Harris was elected, all voting for him but himself…his election should be ratified by acclamation, which was lost, in consequence of his again voting against himself.” At the end of the story it is revealed that the man telling it was just an insane congressman. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Throughout these tales, the violence, cruelty, and plum stupidity of human nature is woven into comic gold as he makes us roar with laughter at our own idiotic self-deception and vain conceit.”


  • “Satirical humor from the master.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 9/15/2011

    " committed suicide in the second degree... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jamie | 5/29/2011

    " just finished, and I enjoy Twain's wit. He delivers the contrapositive of the textual meaning of his words by using the subtext alone. That's why he's a genius. And its funny too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marina | 5/22/2011

    " Eh... I found it annoying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wes | 5/20/2011

    " I like this more than Huck Finn. "

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