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Mark Twain's THE GILDED AGE By Richard Schwartz
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Based on Mark Twain’s first novel (co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner) MARK TWAIN'S THE GILDED AGE is an original play about Laura Hawkins, an alluring young woman who captivates Washington... More > society as a lobbyist in 1870, and then becomes a national sensation when she takes revenge on the cynical, sexist Confederate officer who robbed her of her innocence. Narrated by Colonel Beriah Sellers, one of Twain’s best drawn comic characters, the story exposes a society permeated by corruption, greed, and deceit at every level.< Less
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The speeches of one of the great wits, thinkers and statesmen in a new edition. Not to be missed CALLENDER CLASSIC REPRINTS
Words of Wisdom: Mark Twain By Students' Academy
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Mark Twain, one of the most widely read American writers, has his distinct place in the world literature. There may not be any school or college in the world where his books and stories are not... More > included in the curriculum. Twain's writings have kept several generations enthralled and even today his writings are read with pleasure in every part of the world. This great word-smithy is one of the most respected writer and orator. His command over language is not hidden from the literature lovers. His intelligent statement, remarks, and witty lines from his writings have now become very popular quotations. The present book includes hundreds of such intelligent remarks and statements given by this great master. This book is sure to enlighten and amuse the prospective readers.< Less
Man, God, Religion, and Life: Mark Twain As You Don’t Know Him By Mark Twain
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If you thought you knew Mark Twain, then think again! Possibly the most famous American author and humorist of all time, his greatest works are those which were suppressed by his family for fear of... More > harming his reputation. All three are now presented for the first time in one volume, and consist of his biting appraisal of religion in Letters from the Earth, followed by his insight into the nature of man in What is Man, and the self-explanatory My First Lie, and How I Got Out of It. Letters from earth consists of letters written by Satan about his observations on the curious proceedings of earthly life and the nature of man's religions. “This is a strange place, and extraordinary place, and interesting. The people are all insane, the other animals are all insane, the earth is insane, Nature itself is insane. Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at is worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable."< Less
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - A Midwest Journal Writer's Club Selection By Robert C. Worstell & Mark Twain
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...Huckleberry "Huck" Finn (the protagonist and first-person narrator) and his friend, Thomas "Tom" Sawyer, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their... More > earlier adventures. Finding civilized life confining, his spirits are raised somewhat when Tom Sawyer helps him to escape one night past Miss Watson's slave Jim, to meet up with Tom's gang of self-proclaimed "robbers." Just as the gang's activities begin to bore Huck, he is suddenly interrupted by the reappearance of his shiftless father, "Pap", an abusive alcoholic. Knowing that Pap would only spend the money on alcohol, Huck is successful in preventing Pap from acquiring his fortune; however, Pap still gains custody of Huck and leaves town with him... About the Midwest Journal Writers' Club: This was created by popular request to enable any beginning or established author to improve their skills by studying quality editions of classic bestselling fiction. Join at Midwest Journal Press.< Less
Mark Twain Collection: Adventures of Hachkleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, A Tramp Abroad, The Innocents Abroad, Eve's Diary, Extracts From Adam's Diary, A Horse's Tale, A Dog's Tale, Roughing It, A Double Barrelled Detective Story... By Mark Twain
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He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European... More > royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility...< Less
The Stolen White Elephant By Mark Twain
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The Stolen White Elephant, The short story an Indian elephant by Mark Twain, en route from India to Britain as a gift to the Queen, disappears in New Jersey.
Roughing It - With Illustrations By Mark Twain
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Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book... More > Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in Innocents Abroad.< Less
Christian Science By Mark Twain
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Christian Science is a 1907 book by Mark Twain, on the topic of Christian Science. Although Twain had some interest in mental healing, he was hostile towards Christian Science, and especially towards... More > its founder, Mary Baker Eddy.< Less
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - the original classic edition By Mark Twain
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“We said there was no home like a raft. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery…but you feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” Sail down the Mississippi... More > with Huck Finn and the runaway slave, Jim. Twain’s beloved tale, with its folksy language, creates an indelible image of 19th Century America with its sleepy river towns, con men, family feuds, and a variety of colorful characters. 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.< Less

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