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  • Mr. Clemens and Mark Twainby Justin Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00

    Mark Twain, the American comic genius who portrayed, named, and in part exemplified America?s ?Gilded Age,? comes alive in Justin Kaplan?s extraordinary biography. With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality... more...

  • J. D. Salingerby Kenneth Slawenski

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye , J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews,... more...

  • Hemingway's Boatby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    From a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961?from Hemingway?s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide?Paul Hendrickson... 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...

  • Saint Joan of Arcby Susan Helen Wallacem FSP

    Pauline Books and Media 2011; US$ 6.36

    Many have been introduced to the story of Saint Joan of Arc through big screen movies and TV. This biography follows her life, illustrating how she heard God's call to fight for her country. 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...

  • The Write Typeby Karen E Peterson

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.62

    Fitzgerald locked himself in his attic until The Great Gatsby was finished. Hemingway took a more casual approach, writing along the banks of the Seine River. Hawthorne found inspiration while working and living on Brook Farm. Three great writers chose three different methods of writing-each one uniquely suited to the quirks and qualities of the individual... more...

  • Is He Dead?by Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.00

    The University of California Press is delighted to announce the new publication of this three-act play by one of America's most important and well-loved writers. A highly entertaining comedy that has never appeared in print or on stage, Is He Dead? is finally available to the wide audience Mark Twain wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna... more...

  • Twain in His Own Timeby Gary Scharnhorst

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    The ninety-four recollections gathered in Twain in His Own Time form an unsanitized, collaborative biography designed to provide a multitude of perspectives on the iconic author. Opening with an interview with his mother that has never been reprinted, it includes memoirs by his daughters and by men who knew him when he was roughing it in Nevada and... more...