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  • A Family Sketch and Other Private Writingsby Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain?s private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing.... more...

  • Mark Twainby Jr. Harold H. Kolb

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 99.99

    Twain is America?s best known humorous writer, yet many commentators have thought of humor as merely an attractive surface feature of Twain?s writings. Kolb shows that humor is at the center of Twain?s talent, his successes, and his limitations, and it is as a humorist that he is best understood. more...

  • The Mythologizing of Mark Twainby Sara Davis; Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately... more...

  • Mark Twain on Common Senseby Mark Twain; Stephen Brennan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    Revered as one of America?s greatest humorists and author of the “Great American Novel? ( The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ), the words of Samuel Langhorne Clemens—more commonly known as Mark Twain—resonate as strongly today as they did when he wrote them more than a century ago. A close friend of Nikola Tesla and heralded by William Faulkner as... more...

  • Roughing Itby Mark Twain

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It tells the (almost) true story of Mark Twain?s rollicking adventures across the United States. A hilarious account of how the author tried finding wealth in the rocks of Nevada, it was published before his most famous works and shows why he would grow to become one of the most beloved... more...

  • Mrs. Mark Twainby Martin Naparsteck; Michele Cardulla

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is the first book-length biography of Olivia Langdon Clemens, Mark Twain's wife. Livy was an intelligent, well-educated woman of Victorian values and sensibilities who lived a charmed and tragic life. Raised in the wealthiest family in Elmira, New York, she married the man destined to become the best known American in the world. She befriended... 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...

  • Shock and Aweby William V. Spanos

    Dartmouth College Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    American exceptionalism, global power, and Mark Twain more...

  • Confederate Bushwhackerby Jerome Loving

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 26.99

    Mark Twain in the watershed year of 1885 more...

  • Timeless Classics Low Level: Adv. Huck Finnby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience. Freedom is everything to Huckleberry Finn. How can he avoid being "civilized"... more...