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

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain; Gary Paulsen

    Aladdin 2012; Not Available

    The great American writer Ernest Hemingway, had this to say about Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: "All modern, literature, stems from this one book." In this quintessential American novel, Tom Sawyer's best friend, Huckleberry Finn, travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with a slave named Jim, getting himself in and out of danger along the... more...

  • Mark Twain Speakingby Paul Fatout

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1976 and reissued in 2006 after many years out of print, Mark Twain Speaking assembles Twain's lectures, after-dinner speeches, and interviews from 1864 to 1909. Explanatory notes describe occasions, identify personalities, and discuss techniques of Twain's oral craftsmanship. A chronology listing date, place, and title of speech... 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...

  • Awakeningby Elizabeth Vallani

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    This is a book of our time. We have spent the last decades collecting the cars, the house, the image, and now we are reaching for whats next. We numb our worlds with wall to wall TV and an endless busyness that exhausts and shadows who we really are. When we stop, we long to maintain the stillness and enjoyment that we find. We are asleep. The world... more...

  • Dear Mark Twainby R. Kent Rasmussen

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    A voracious pack-rat, Mark Twain hoarded his readers' letters as did few of his contemporaries. Dear Mark Twain collects 200 of these letters written by a diverse cross-section of correspondents from around the world?children, farmers, schoolteachers, businessmen, preachers, railroad clerks, inmates of mental institutions, con artists, and even a... more...

  • Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Robert Bruce

    Wiley 2000; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Huckleberry Finn, you follow the Mississippi River... more...

  • The Awakeningby Maureen Kelly

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Awakening you experience one woman’s... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 1, 1876by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 2, 1877by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...