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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Mark Twain; Paul Baender

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    This landmark anniversary edition contains a selection of Twain's hard-to-find letters and notes expressing his always-engaging opinions on the publication of Tom Sawyer . more...

  • Black, White, and Huckleberry Finnby Elaine Mensh; Harry Mensh

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    This consequential book takes a hard, systematic look at the depiction of blacks, whites, and race relations in Mark Twain's classic novel, raising questions about its canonical status in American literature. Huckleberry Finn , one of the most widely taught novels in American literature, has long been the subject of ongoing debates over issues... 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...

  • 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...