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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mr. Clemens and Mark Twainby Justin Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 19.99

    This book delves into the conflict between Clemens the man seeking success and Twain the man bound by morals. 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...

  • Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Yearsby Mark Twain; John S. Tuckey

    University of California Press 1966; US$ 78.95

    All of these selections in this volume were comosed between 1896 and 1905. Mark Twain wrote them after the disasters of the early and middle nineties that had included the decline into bankruptcy of his publishing business, the failure of the typsetting machine in which he invested heavily, and the death of his daughter Susy. Their principal fable... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friendsby Peter Krass

    Wiley 2007; US$ 22.95

    While the entire world knows Mark Twain as the renowned author of many classic American novels, few people are aware that he was also a highly successful businessman. In fact, more than half of his life was consumed by moneymaking pursuits, which often resulted in writing projects being neglected--but at the same time, these adventures were the inspiration... more...

  • Savage Beautyby Nancy Milford

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.99

    Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda , Nancy Milford returns with a stunning second act. Savage Beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed American ever as she tormented herself. If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her... more...