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  • 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...

  • Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 7.49

    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 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, you experience the exciting... more...

  • Twain's The Prince and the Pauperby L. David Allen

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1980; US$ 4.95

    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. Take a journey into old London with CliffsNotes on The Prince and the... more...

  • The Write Typeby Karen E Peterson

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 12.95

    Fitzgerald locked himself in his attic until The Great Gatsby was finished. Hemingway took a more casual approach, writing along the banks of the Seine River. Hawthorne found inspiration while working and living on Brook Farm. Three great writers chose three different methods of writing-each one uniquely suited to the quirks and qualities of the individual... more...

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00

    One of American literature's classic coming-of-age tales, this novel chronicles the eponymous hero's often-mischievous adventures. Drawn from Mark Twain's own experiences and the lives of the boys he grew up among, Tom Sawyer is a hybrid creation who, according to his creator, "belongs to the composite order of architecture."... more...

  • Auntiesby Ingrid Sturgis

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    An aunt is not just another mother?and aunts defy any sort of archetypal image. Like humanity, they span the spectrum, from down-home Auntie Em to the uninhibited Auntie Mame. Some aunts are smart, others are crazy. Some act bravely, others downright foolish. Now in Ingrid Sturgis?s marvelous Aunties , she gives these extraordinary women their due,... more...

  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1by Mark Twain; Ms. Harriet E. Smith; Benjamin Griffin; Victor Fischer; Michael Barry Frank

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    "I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away?to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative... 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...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • Dangerous Intimacyby Karen Lystra

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    The last phase of Mark Twain's life is sadly familiar: Crippled by losses and tragedies, America's greatest humorist sank into a deep and bitter depression. It is also wrong. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were?lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice, but also in the light of the author's unflagging energy and enthusiasm.... more...