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Title:
The family Mark Twain.
Author:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
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Uniform Title:
Works. Selections. 1972
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, 1972.
Physical Description:
2 volumes (xxvi, 1462 pages) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Mark Twain: a biographical summary, by A.B. Paine.--In homage to Mark Twain, by Owen Wister.--Complete books: Life on the Mississippi. The adventures of Tom Sawyer. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court. Pudd'nhead Wilson. Tom Sawyer abroad. The jumping frog. The petrified man. My bloody massacre. The stolen white elephant. Punch, brothers, punch. Speech on the weather. Eve's diary. The turning-point of my life. Baker's bluejay yarn. The awful German language. Private history of the "Jumping frog" story. The invalid's story. The last Lotos club speech. The mysterious stranger. Extract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven. The private history of a campaign that failed. Selected chapters from The gilded age. To the person sitting in darkness. Corn-pone opinions. The man that corrupted Hadleyburg. My db̌ut as a literary person.
Local Note:
Rare Book Room copy in gray slipcase.
ISBN:
9780060101282
Format :
Book

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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)