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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the sturggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a students attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience, bringing each book to 88 pages. more...

  • The Autobiography of Mark Twainby Charles Neider

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition. "Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy." --From the Introduction... more...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Courtby Mark Twain; Bernard L. Stein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain?s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race."... more...

  • Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnuttby Matthew Wilson

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 50.00

    Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), critically acclaimed for his novels, short stories, and essays, was one of the most ambitious and influential African American writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today recognized as a major innovator of American fiction, Chesnutt is an important contributor to de-romanticizing trends in post-Civil... more...

  • Mark Twainby Jerome Loving

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer?s death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn... more...

  • Heretical Fictionsby LAWRENCE I. BERKOVE; Joseph Csicsila

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain?s heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author?s early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain?s ?countertheological?... more...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Study Guideby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • The Prince and the Pauper Study Guideby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • Mark Twain?s Pudd?nhead Wilsonby Susan Gillman; Forrest G. Robinson; James M. Cox

    Duke University Press 1990; US$ 94.95

    This collection seeks to place Pudd’nhead Wilson —a neglected, textually fragmented work of Mark Twain’s—in the context of contemporary critical approaches to literary studies. The editors’ introduction argues the virtues of using Pudd’nhead Wilson as a teaching text, a case study in many of the issues presently... more...

  • Mrs. Mark Twainby Martin Naparsteck; Michele Cardulla

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is the first book-length biography of Olivia Langdon Clemens, Mark Twain's wife. Livy was an intelligent, well-educated woman of Victorian values and sensibilities who lived a charmed and tragic life. Raised in the wealthiest family in Elmira, New York, she married the man destined to become the best known American in the world. She befriended... more...