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  • 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...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    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 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$ 23.95

    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 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...

  • Autobiography of Mark Twainby Mark Twain; Ms. Harriet E. Smith

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain?s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain?s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an... 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...

  • The Awakeningby Kate Chopin; Sheri Metzger

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.99

    In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Awakening offers insight and information into a work considered... more...