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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc : Volume 2 (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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or Huck Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in December 1884. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry... More > "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that was already out of date by the time the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature.< Less
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories By Mark Twain
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In his last years Mark Twain had become a respected literary figure whose opinions were widely sought by the press. He had also suffered a series of painful physical, economic, and emotional losses.... More > The Mysterious Stranger, published posthumously in 1916 and belonging to Twain's "dark" period, belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this antireligious tale, Twain denies the existence of a benign Providence, a soul, an afterlife, and even reality itself. As the Stranger in the story asserts, "nothing exists; all is a dream".< Less
The Mysterious Stranger By Mark Twain
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In his last years Mark Twain had become a respected literary figure whose opinions were widely sought by the press. He had also suffered a series of painful physical, economic, and emotional losses.... More > The Mysterious Stranger, published posthumously in 1916 and belonging to Twain's "dark" period, belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this antireligious tale, Twain denies the existence of a benign Providence, a soul, an afterlife, and even reality itself. As the Stranger in the story asserts, "nothing exists; all is a dream".< Less
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court By Mark Twain
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Written in 1889, Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is one of literature’s first genre mash-ups and one of the first works to feature time travel. It is one of the best... More > known Twain stories, and also one of his most unique. Twain uses the work to launch a social commentary on contemporary society, a thinly veiled critique of the contemporary times despite the Old World setting.< Less
The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's 1869 book 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... More > steamship voyage through 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
The Prince and the Pauper By Mark Twain
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One boy, penniless and in rags, forced to beg in the street. The other, a king’s son, coddled and given all he could want. What happens when the two boys change clothes and places, and each one... More > learns how the other half lives? Mark Twain’s satirical and suspenseful novel about the thin line that separates prince and pauper is a perennial favorite.< Less
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A Double Barrelled Detective Story By Mark Twain
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Published in 1902 by Harpers and Brothers, A Double Barrelled Detective Story was a novella in which the famous Sherlock Holmes is outwitted by a Archy Stillman who has an extraordinary sense of... More > smell. While the central story involves a detective case, hence the appearance of Sherlock Holmes, it is preceded by a domestic situation involving Archy Stillman's father. Naturally, Twain brings these two arcs together by the close.< Less
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson By Mark Twain
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Published in 1894 by Charles L. Webster, Pudd'nhead Wilson was Twain's seventh novel and includes an innovative approach with a seemingly false lead-in utilising the eponymous character only to have... More > him re-emerge in the climax to provide the means for a plot resolution. The central plot involves familiar devices such as mistaken or assumed identity revolving around a mother and son relationship that exposes racial discrimination in frontier America during the first half of the nineteenth century.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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