Mark Twain Collected Tales; Sketches; Speeches and Essays, 1891-1910

ISBN-10: 0940450739

ISBN-13: 9780940450738

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List price: $40.00
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 10/15/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1050
Size: 5.11" wide x 8.10" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 1.496
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.

Playing Courier
Mental Telegraphy
The Cradle of Liberty
The $1,000,000 Bank-Note
About All Kinds of Ships
Extracts from Adam's Diary
Is He Living or Is He Dead?
The Esquimau Maiden's Romance
Travelling with a Reformer
Concerning Tobacco
Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story
What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us
Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences
Fenimore Cooper's Further Literary Offenses
How to Tell a Story
Man's Place in the Animal World
In Memoriam
Which Was the Dream?
A Word of Encouragement for Our Blushing Exiles
About Play-Acting
From the "London Times" of 1904
My Platonic Sweetheart
The Great Dark
Diplomatic Pay and Clothes
Concerning the Jews
Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
My First Lie and How I Got Out of It
My Boyhood Dreams
Introducing Winston S. Churchill
A Salutation-Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth, Taken Down in Short-Hand by Mark Twain
To the Person Sitting in Darkness
Battle Hymn of the Republic (Brought Down to Date)
As Regards Patriotism
The United States of Lyncherdom
Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany
Two Little Tales
Corn-Pone Opinions
Does the Race of Man Love a Lord?
The Five Boons of Life
Was It Heaven? Or Hell?
The Dervish and the Offensive Stranger
Why Not Abolish It?
Mark Twain, Able Yachtsman, on Why Lipton Failed to Lift the Cup
A Dog's Tale
"Was the World Made for Man?"
Italian Without a Master
Saint Joan of Arc
The $30,000 Bequest
Concerning Copyright
Adam's Soliloquy
The Czar's Soliloquy
Dr. Loeb's Incredible Discovery
The War Prayer
A Humane Word from Satan
Christian Citizenship
King Leopold's Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule
A Helpless Situation
In the Animal's Court
Eve's Diary
Eve Speaks
Seventieth Birthday Dinner Speech
Old Age
The Gorky Incident
William Dean Howells
What Is Man?
Hunting the Deceitful Turkey
Dinner Speech at Annapolis
Our Guest
The Day We Celebrate
Little Nelly Tells a Story Out of Her Own Head
Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Little Bessie
The New Planet
A Fable
Letters from the Earth
"The Turning Point of My Life"
Appendix: More Maxims of Mark
Note on the Texts
Index of Titles
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