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  • 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...

  • Mark Twain's Audienceby Robert McParland

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 44.99

    The unique contribution of this book is the focus upon the testimony of Twain?s audience as a unique ?reading community??how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing, literacy, and educational reform, and how Americans loved the theatricality and humor that Twain brought to their lives. more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    Perhaps the most popular of all canonicalAmerican authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirizeAmerican formations of race and empire. While many scholars have exploredTwain?s work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and AsianAmericans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness , Hsuan Hsuexamines Twain?s... 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...

  • 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...

  • Savage Beautyby Nancy Milford

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 3, 1878by 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...