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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...

  • 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...

  • Awakeningby Elizabeth Vallani

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2by Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin; Ms. Harriet E. Smith; Victor Fischer; Michael Barry Frank

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Mark Twain?s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author?s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain?s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave... more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    Contents   List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: ?Coolies? and Comparative Racialization 1 in the Global West 1. ?A Witness More Powerful than Himself ?: Race, Testimony, 27 and Twain?s Courtroom Farces 2. Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry 53 Finn and ?Three Vagabonds of Trinidad? 3. ?Coolies?... more...

  • Mark Twain and the Bibleby Allison Ensor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Mark Twain enthusiasts will welcome this study of the great writer's attitude toward the Bible -- and of the influence of Holy Writ upon both the man and the artist. While the theological beliefs of Twain have been well documented, Mr. Ensor's study is the first to consider only his familiarity with the Bible and the extensive use of it in his writings.... more...

  • Hemingway's Boatby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    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 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...

  • 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...