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  • Chapters from My Autobiographyby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 4.99

    Renowned American humorist Mark Twain turns his incisive wit loose on his own life story in this unique take on the nineteenth-century memoir. Originally composed in a format that studiously ignored the careful chronological structure that most autobiographies follow, these essays were first published in book form ten years after the author's death.... more...

  • A Family Sketch and Other Private Writingsby Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain?s private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing.... more...

  • Mark Twain on Common Senseby Mark Twain; Stephen Brennan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    Revered as one of America?s greatest humorists and author of the “Great American Novel? ( The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ), the words of Samuel Langhorne Clemens—more commonly known as Mark Twain—resonate as strongly today as they did when he wrote them more than a century ago. A close friend of Nikola Tesla and heralded by William Faulkner as... more...

  • The Mythologizing of Mark Twainby Sara Davis; Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately... more...

  • Mark Twainby Lewis Leary

    University of Minnesota Press 1960; US$ 36.00

    Mark Twain - American Writers 5 was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • How to Tell a Story and Other Essaysby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 1899; US$ 4.95

    In How to Tell a Story and Other Essays , iconic American author Mark Twain discusses his own experience as a writer and his personal style. In various essays in the collection he attacks a contemporary of his, defends a maligned dead woman and defends ordinary citizens against the insults of train conductors. more...

  • Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers Setby Patricia M. Gantt

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 510.00

    The five-volume Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers is the landmark reference to the greatest writers in American literature, written specifically for high school students and correlated to the NCTE standards. Featuring more than 180 of the authors taught most often in the high school curriculum, this comprehensive set contains alphabetical... more...

  • The Innocents Abroadby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Known as one of American literature's finest humor writers, Mark Twain took on the travel genre in the series of essays, sketches, and observations collected in The Innocents Abroad. From classic fish-out-of-water shenanigans to keen insight into the differences between American culture and its European and Middle Eastern counterparts, this volume... more...

  • Roughing Itby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have firmly established Mark Twain's reputation as one of the best-loved American humorists, but the author's non-fiction works are packed with as much laughter and keen insight as his popular novels. In the series of essays presented in the volume Roughing It,... more...

  • Life on the Mississippiby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 1883; US$ 3.99

    Before his literary career took off and he emerged as one of America's foremost men of letters, Mark Twain worked as a steamboat pilot in the antebellum South and Midwest. This fascinating account offers a brief history of commercial boating in the period and a probing, insightful, and eminently entertaining look at Twain's own experiences. more...