Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, 1852-1890

ISBN-10: 0940450364

ISBN-13: 9780940450363

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Authors: Mark Twain, Louis J. Budd, Louis Budd, Mark Twain

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List price: $40.00
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 10/15/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1120
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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.

Peter Messent is Professor of Modern American Literature at Nottingham University. He is the author of "The Short Works of Mark Twain: A Critical Study" (2001), "Mark Twain" (1997), "Ernest Hemingway" (1992), and "New Readings of the American Novel: Narrative Theory and its Application" (1990), and editor of "Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Nov"el (1997).Louis J. Budd is James B. Duke Professor (Emeritus) of American Literature at Duke University, where he taught American Literature from 1981 to 1991. He is the author of "Mark Twain: Social Philosopher" (reissued 2001) and "Our Mark Twain: The Making of his Public Personality" (1983) and the editor of "Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews" (1999). He served as founding president of the Mark Twain Circle of America.

The Dandy Frightening the Squatter
Historical Exhibition - A No. 1 Ruse
Editorial Agility
Blabbing Government Secrets!
River Intelligence
Ghost Life on the Mississippi
Petrified Man
Letter from Carson City
Ye Sentimental Law Student
All About the Fashions
Letter from Steamboat Springs
How to Cure a Cold
The Lick House Ball
The Great Prize Fight
A Bloody Massacre Near Carson
"Ingomar" Over the Mountains
Miss Clapp's School
Doings in Nevada
Those Blasted Children
Washoe. - "Information Wanted"
The Evidence in the Case of Smith vs. Jones
A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood
The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"
Lucretia Smith's Soldier
Important Correspondence
Answers to Correspondents
Advice for Good Little Boys
Advice for Good Little Girls
Just "One More Unfortunate"
Real Estate versus Imaginary Possessions, Poetically Considered
Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog
"Mark Twain" on the Launch of the Steamer "Capital"
The Pioneers' Ball
Uncle Lige
A Rich Epigram
Macdougall vs. Maguire
The Christmas Fireside
Policemen's Presents
What Have the Police Been Doing
The Spiritual Seance
A New Biography of Washington
Reflections on the Sabbath
Barnum's First Speech in Congress
Female Suffrage: Views of Mark Twain
Female Suffrage
Official Physic
A Reminiscence of Artemus Ward
Jim Wolf and the Tom-Cats
Information Wanted
The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation
Woman - an Opinion
General Washington's Negro Body-Servant
Colloquy Between a Slum Child and a Moral Mentor
My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
The Story of Mamie Grant, the Child-Missionary
Cannibalism in the Cars
Private Habits of Horace Greeley
Concerning Gen. Grant's Intentions
Open Letter to Com. Vanderbilt
Mr. Beecher and the Clergy
Personal Habits of the Siamese Twins
A Day at Niagara
A Fine Old Man
Journalism in Tennessee
The Last Words of Great Men
The Legend of the Capitoline Venus
Getting My Fortune Told
Back from "Yurrup"
An Awful - - - - Terrible Medieval Romance
A Mysterious Visit
The Facts in the Great Land-Slide Case
The New Crime
Curious Dream
About Smells
The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract
The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper
Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
Misplaced Confidence
Our Precious Lunatic
A Couple of Sad Experiences
The Judge's "Spirited Woman"
Breaking It Gently
Post-Mortem Poetry
Wit-Inspirations of the "Two-Year-Olds"
The Widow's Protest
Report to the Buffalo Female Academy
How I Edited an Agricultural Paper Once
The "Tournament" in A.D. 1870
Unburlesquable Things
The Late Benjamin Franklin
A Memory
Domestic Missionaries Wanted
Political Economy
John Chinaman in New York
The Noble Red Man
The Approaching Epidemic
A Royal Compliment
Science vs. Luck
Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again
Map of Paris
Riley - Newspaper Correspondent
A Reminiscence of the Back Settlements
A General Reply
Running for Governor
Dogberry in Washington
My Watch - An Instructive Little Tale
The Facts in the Case of George Fisher, Deceased
The Tone-Imparting Committee
The Danger of Lying in Bed
One of Mankind's Bores
The Indignity Put upon the Remains of George Holland by the Rev. Mr. Sabine
A Substitute for Rulloff
About Barbers
A Brace of Brief Lectures on Science
The Revised Catechism
The Secret of Dr. Livingstone's Continued Voluntary Exile
How I Escaped Being Killed in a Duel
Poor Little Stephen Girard
Foster's Case
License of the Press
Fourth of July Speech in London
The Ladies
Those Annual Bills
The Temperance Insurrection
A Curious Pleasure Excursion
A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It
An Encounter with an Interviewer
The "Jumping Frog." In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more, by patient, unremunerated toil
Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup
Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls
Petition Concerning Copyright
"Party Cries" in Ireland
The Curious Republic of Gondour
A Literary Nightmare
The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
[Date, 1601.] Conversation, as it Was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors
The Canvasser's Tale
The Oldest Inhabitant - The Weather of New England
Francis Lightfoot Lee
My Military History
The Captain's Story
The Invalid's Story
Whittier Birthday Speech
Farewell Banquet for Bayard Taylor
About Magnanimous-Incident Literature
The Great Revolution in Pitcairn
Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism
A Presidential Candidate
The Babies. As They Comfort Us in Our Sorrows, Let Us Not Forget Them in Our Festivities
The New Postal Barbarism
Postal Matters
A Telephonic Conversation
Reply to a Boston Girl
Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale
Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning
"Millions In It"
A Cat Tale
The Benefit of Judicious Training
Dinner Speech in Montreal
Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims
Advice to Youth
The Stolen White Elephant
On the Decay of the Art of Lying
Concerning the American Language
Woman - God Bless Her
The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm
On Adam
Why a Statue of Liberty When We Have Adam!
Mock Oration on the Dead Partisan
The Character of Man
On Speech-Making Reform
The Private History of a Campaign that Failed
The New Dynasty
Our Children
Taming the Bicycle
Letter from the Recording Angel
Dinner Speech: General Grant's Grammar
Post-Prandial Oratory
A Petition to the Queen of England
American Authors and British Pirates
Yale College Speech
The Christening Yarn
To Walt Whitman
On Foreign Critics
Reply to the Editor of "The Art of Authorship"
An Appeal Against Injudicious Swearing
Note on the Texts
Index of Titles
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