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• Author :_Miriam E. Mason
• Pages :_192 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781439113219
• ISBN-13 :_1439113211

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• Description : Samuel Langhorne Clemens is perhaps best known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was a writer of such classic American novels as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, served as an apprentice printer, and wrote newspaper articles. Later he was a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to work as a miner. Eventually he settled on writing as a career. Mark Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it", too. He died the day following the comet's return. Now readers can explore how his childhood influenced his life. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Barbara Kerley
• Pages :_48 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0545125081
• ISBN-13 :_9780545125086

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• Description : Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon. By the creators of the Sibert Award Honor Book What To Do About Alice? [...] by Publisher : 'Scholastic Inc.'

• Author :_Twain, Mark
• Pages :_265 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1772467294
• ISBN-13 :_9781772467291

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• Description : Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling collection of anecdotes and ruminations rather than a conventional autobiography. [...] by Publisher : 'Aegitas'

• Author :_Mark Twain
• Pages :_344 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0520271521
• ISBN-13 :_9780520271524

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• Description : "For those unaware—as I was until I read this book—that Mark Twain was one of America's early animal advocates, Shelley Fisher Fishkin's collection of his writings on animals will come as a revelation. Many of these pieces are as fresh and lively as when they were first written, and it's wonderful to have them gathered in one place." —Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation and The Life You Can Save “A truly exhilarating work. Mark Twain's animal-friendly views would not be out of place today, and indeed, in certain respects, Twain is still ahead of us: claiming, correctly, that there are certain degraded practices that only humans inflict on one another and upon other animals. Fishkin has done a splendid job: I cannot remember reading something so consistently excellent."—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate "Shelley Fisher Fishkin has given us the lifelong arc of the great man's antic, hilarious, and subtly profound explorations of the animal world, and she's guided us through it with her own trademark wit and acumen. Dogged if she hasn't." —Ron Powers, author of Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain and Mark Twain: A Life [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'

• Author :_R. Kent Rasmussen, Mark Twain
• Pages :_295 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0520261348
• ISBN-13 :_9780520261341

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• Description : Collects two hundred letters from readers of Mark Twain to the author himself, offering a glimpse into the lives and sensibilites of nineteenth-century children, preachers, con artists, inmates, and other fans of the author's work. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'

• Author :_Mark Twain
• Pages :_812 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_052090575X
• ISBN-13 :_9780520905757

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• Description : This collection brings together for the first time more than 360 of Mark Twain's short works written between 1851, the year of his first extant sketch, and 1871, when he renounced his ties with the Buffalo Express and the Galaxy, resolving to "write but little for periodicals hereafter." In October 1871 Clemens and his family moved to Hartford, where they would live until 1891. No longer a journalist, he was about to complete his second full-length book, Roughing It. The literary apprenticeship that he had begun twenty years before in the print shops of Hannibal, and pursued in the newspaper offices of Virginia City, San Francisco, and Buffalo, had at last come to a close. The selections included in these volumes represent a generous sampling from Mark Twain's most imaginative journalism, a few set speeches, a few poems, and hundreds of tales and sketches recovered from more than fifty newspapers and journals, as well as two dozen unpublished items of various description—the main body of what can now be found of his early literary and subliterary work, though by no means everything written during those twenty years of experimentation. The selections are ordered chronologically and therefore provide a nearly continuous record of the author's literary activity from his earliest juvenilia up through the mature work that he published in the Galaxy, the Buffalo Express, and many other journals. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'

• Author :_Ron Powers
• Pages :_704 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1847395996
• ISBN-13 :_9781847395993

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• Description : Twain's story is epic, comic and tragic. To retrace it all in illuminating detail, Powers draws on the tens of thousands of Twain's letters and on his astonishing journal entries - many of which are quoted here for the first time. Twain left Missouri for a life on the Mississippi during the golden age of steamboats, enjoyed an uproariously drunken newspaper career in the Nevada of the Wild West, and witnessed and joined the extremes of wealth and poverty of New York City and of the Gilded Age. Through it all he observed, borrowed, stole and combined the characters he met into the voice of America's greatest literature, attracting throngs of fans wherever his undying lust for wandering took him. From Twain's wicked satire to his relationships with the likes of Ulysses Grant, this is a brilliantly written story that astounds, amuses and edifies as only a great life can. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Mark Twain
• Pages :_576 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0486123316
• ISBN-13 :_9780486123318

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• Description : Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics, politics, youth, and more. [...] by Publisher : 'Courier Corporation'

• Author :_Susan Bivin Aller
• Pages :_112 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780822534259
• ISBN-13 :_0822534258

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• Description : Discusses the life of the famed nineteenth-century author from his childhood in Hannibal, Missouri, through his careers as journalist, riverboat pilot, soldier, prospector, and humorist. [...] by Publisher : 'Lerner Publications'

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