“The European War” is a sardonic short-story about European War. Being an opponent of violence, Twain presented satirically the war’s events. Through the authentic depiction of his time he caused many controversies and many of his works have been suppressed, censored or banned, but even into the Twenty-First Century his works are read the world over by young and old alike. A prolific lecturer and writer even into his seventy-fourth year, he published more than thirty books, hundreds of essays, speeches, articles, reviews, and short stories. Many of them are still in print today.