Portable Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0142437751
ISBN-13: 9780142437759
Edition: 2004
Authors: Mark Twain, Tom Quirk
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Description: Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twains favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such as The  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 5.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946

Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twains favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once, Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn,and A True Story. It also features excerpts from his novels and travel books (including Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi, among others; autobiographical and polemical writings; as well as selected letters and speeches. The collection also reprints the complete text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including the often omitted raftsmenpassage.

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County (1865)
How I edited an agricultural journal once (1870)
The story of the old ram
Buck Fanshaw's funeral
Letters from Greeley
An encounter with an interviewer (1874)
A true story, repeated word for word as I heard it (1874)
The Sea of Galilee
At the tomb of Adam
Colonel Sellers entertains Washington Hawkins
Jim Baker's blue-jay yarn
The hair trunk
The river and its history
The boys' ambition
Perplexing lessons
Continued perplexities
Sunrise on the river
The house beautiful
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
The private history of a campaign that failed (1885)
The Yankee in search of adventures
The holy fountain
Extracts from Adam's diary (1893)
From The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), from Following the equator (1897)
From The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson "Pudd'nhead Wilson's calendar"
Pudd'nhead Wilson's new calendar
Decimating the savages
To the person sitting in darkness (1901)
Corn-pone opinions (1901)
Early days (1907)
Speeches
Farewell banquet for Bayard Taylor (1878)
Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims (1881)
Advice to youth (1882)
The alphabet and simplified spelling (1907)
Education and citizenship (1908)
Letters
To Mrs. Jane Clemens and Mrs. Moffett, 1/20/1866
To W. D. Howells, 12/8/1874
To W. D. Howells, 8/9/1876
To J. H. Burrough, 11/1/1876
To the Reverend J. H. Twichell, 1/26/1879
To Orion Clemens and family, 7/21/1883
To Frank A. Nichols, Secretary, Concord Free Trade Club, 3/1885
To Jeannette Gilder (not mailed), 5/14/1887
To Andrew Lang, early 1890
Fragment of letter to -, 1891
To Susan Crane, 3/19/1893
To Major "Jack" Downing, 2/26/1899
To W. D. Howells, 4/2/1899
To Reverend J. H. Twichell, 2/1902
To Miss Picard, 2/22/1902
To Robert Fulton, 5/24/1905

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