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A Dog's Tale and Selected Stories By Mark Twain
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A Dog's Tale and Selected Stories by Mark Twain Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but he became a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies, and murderous acts of mankind. At... More > mid-career, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative, and social criticism in Huckleberry Finn. He was a master of rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrims' Progress is a humorous travelogue of a voyage Twain undertook two years earlier. He'd sent letters to the newspapers about his steamship voyage through... More > Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, commenting the whole way in his honest, funny, and sardonic style. Only a few years after the Civil War, this six-month voyage on the steamer "Quaker City" was arranged by famous pastor Henry Ward Beecher and General Sherman (neither of whom made the trip). Mark Twain was among this flock of American tourists as they visited the great sites such as the Louvre in Paris, Florence, and Rome; and a meeting with Czar Alexander II in the Crimea. But Twain being Twain, he ripped into his fellow passengers for their narrow-minded perspectives, Americans who think they're worldly because they've read a few guide books< Less
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work... More > was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by serious literary critics since its publication...< Less
A Dog's Tale By Mark Twain
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The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog self described by the first sentence of the story; "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a... More > Presbyterian." The story begins with a description of the dog's life as a puppy and her separation from her mother, which to her was inexplicable. Her puppy and her owner's new child were soon added to her new home. When a fire breaks out in the nursery, the dog risks her life to drag the baby to safety. In the process, her motives are misunderstood and she is cruelly beaten. Soon however, the truth of the situation is discovered and she receives no end of praise...< Less
The Million Pound Bank Note By Mark Twain
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Download in EPUB format, also available for Kindle or in PDF The story takes place in Victorian London, where two very rich, eccentric brothers give the penniless story protagonist, Henry Adams, one... More > million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note. Henry would not be easily able to exchange that note in the bank without being questioned about how he had come to it, charged with theft and arrested. He would also not be able to spend it since no ordinary person would be able to change it.< Less
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Eve's Diary (Illustrated) By Mark Twain
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Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation myth, Eve.
The Prince and The Pauper By Mark Twain
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The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first... More > attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII< Less
Tom Sawyer Collection - All Four Books By Mark Twain
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“You feel mighty free and easy comfortable on a raft.” Here they all are in one volume, the denizens of Mark Twain’s fictional town St. Petersburg – Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn,... More > Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, Jim and Injun Joe – in one collection bringing together all four Tom and Huck adventures: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer Detective. Includes original illustrations.< Less
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc : Volume 1 (Illustrated) By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally... More > presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.< Less

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