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Title:
Huck Finn ; Pudd'nhead Wilson ; No. 44, the mysterious stranger ; and other writings
Author:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections. 2000
Edition:
First Library of America college edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Library of America : Distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, 2000.
Physical Description:
808 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Rare Book Room copy git of Victor Doyno.
Language:
English
Contents:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Pudd'nhead Wilson -- No. 44, the mysterious stranger -- Jim Smiley and his jumping frog -- The facts concerning the recent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- The private history of a campaign that failed -- Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses -- How to tell a story -- The man that corrupted Hadleyburg -- To the person sitting in darkness -- The United States of Lyncherdom -- Corn-pone opinions -- The war prayer -- The turning point of my life.
Added Title:
Pudd'nhead Wilson.

No. 44, the mysterious stranger.
ISBN:
9781883011888
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. Mark Twain is perhaps the most widely read and enjoyed of American writers. His works span a remarkable range, from the enchantments of boyish fantasy to passionate political invective, and probe the complexities of postbellum life: the violent transformation of the old frontier, the American preoccupation with Europe, and the imperfect reckoning of slavery's terrible cost. Here are Twain's essential works: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Pudd'nhead Wilson; No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger; Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog; The Private History of a Campaign That Failed; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; How To Tell a Story; The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg; and more.


Author Notes

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout 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, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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