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  • The Autobiography of Mark Twainby Charles Neider

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Roughing Itby Mark Twain; Ms. Harriet E. Smith; Edgar Marquess Branch; Lin Salamo; Robert Pack Browning

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, Roughing It was greeted as a work of "wild, preposterous... more...

  • No. 44, The Mysterious Strangerby Mark Twain; William M. Gibson

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud. more...

  • Mark Twain for Kidsby R. Kent Rasmussen

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 11.99

    Nineteenth-century America and the world of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, come to life as children journey back in time with this history- and literature-laden activity book. The comprehensive biographical information explores Mark Twain as a multi-talented man of his times, from his childhood in the rough-and-tumble West of Missouri... more...

  • Coloring Localsby Bonnie James Shaker

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    Shaker's volume is an important contribution to both Chopin criticism and to the growing field of race research known as whiteness studies. --Choice more...

  • Mark Twainby Jerome Loving

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    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 Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...