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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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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$ 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

    Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain?s work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and Asian Americans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness , Hsuan Hsu examines... 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...