Mark Twain Anboco presents interesting, highly entertaining and exciting literature of great writers and authors: "Life on the Mississippi" by Mark Twain; memoir by the author of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississipi River.
Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is a novel, satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. Although not one of Twain's best-known works, it has appeared in more than one hundred editions since its original publication. Twain and Warner originally had planned to issue the novel with illustrations by Thomas Nast. The book is remarkable for two reasons–-it is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life.
Mark Twain Sketches New and Old is a group of fictional stories -- except for "The Case of George Fisher" -- by Mark Twain. It was published in 1875. It includes the short story "A Ghost Story", among others: Preface
The Jumping Frog
Journalism in Tennessee
The Story of the Bad Little Boy
The Story of the Good Little Boy
A Couple of Poems by Twain and Moore
Answers to Correspondents
To Raise Poultry
Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup
My First Literary Venture
How the Author Was Sold in Newark
The Office Bore
The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract
The Case of George Fisher
Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
The Judges 'Spirited Woman'
Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys and Girls
My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
A Fashion Item
A Fine Old Man
Science vs. Luck
The Late Benjamin Franklin
Mr. Bloke's Item
A Medieval Romance
Petition Concerning Copyright
A New Crime
A Curious Dream
A True Story
The Siamese Twins
Speech at the Scottish Banquet in London
A Ghost Story
The Capitoline Venus
Speech on Accident Insurance
John Chinaman in New York
How I Edited an Agricultural Paper
The Petrified Man
My Bloody Massacre
The Undertaker's Chat
Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man
'Party Cries' in Ireland
The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation
History Repeats Itself
Honored as a Curiosity
First Interview with Artemus Ward
Cannibalism in the Cars
The Killing of Julius Caesar 'Localized'
The Widow's Protest
The Scriptual Panoramist
Curing a Cold
A Curious Pleasure Excursion
Running for Governor
A Mysterious Visit
Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Mark Twain & E.W. Kemble One of the greatest — and one of the most controversial — novels in American history, complete with the illustrations from the original 1884 printing! What begins as a sequel to Mark Twain's incredibly popular The Adventures of Tom Sawyer grows into an ambitious, sprawling, funny, and uniquely American epic. Huck Finn is a mischievous boy, caught between a confining life with his legal guardian and an abusive life under his drunkard father. So naturally, he fakes his own death, teams up with a runaway slave named Jim, and takes off on a raft down the Mississippi River. The duo's ensuing adventures offer a chance for Twain to satirize the bygone world of the antebellum South, most notably taking a sometimes scathing, sometimes troubling, look at racism. The book remains one of the most essential, and one of the most entertaining, works in American literature.
Mark Twain Living along the Mississippi River in the 1840s, Aunt Polly raises three playful children—Tom, Sid, and Mary. Like most boys his age, Tom is adventurous, which is just another way of saying he gets into trouble. Yet Tom and his partner-in-crime, Huck Finn, get in over their heads when they witness a murder in a graveyard. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an extraordinary classic of a young man’s creativity and affection, society’s hypocrisy, and the anxiety of an unpredictable world which has resonated through American culture for the past century. We can find a mischievous young child longing for an adventure somewhere within us all.
Mark Twain The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. The novel represents Twain's first 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.
Mark Twain In the 1840s, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother, Sid, in the fictional Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. After playing hooky from school on Friday and dirtying his clothes in a fight, Tom is made to whitewash the fence as punishment all of the next day. At first, Tom is disheartened by having to forfeit his day off. However, he soon cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He trades the treasures he got by tricking his friends into whitewashing the fence for tickets given out in Sunday school for memorizing Bible verses, which can be used to claim a Bible as a prize. He received enough tickets to be given the Bible. However, in response to a question to show off his knowledge, he incorrectly answers that the first disciples were David and Goliath.<br>
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Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.
Mark Twain The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog . 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.
Mark Twain After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey west.
Mark Twain The adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1972 . Transcribed from Vol. XII of The writings of Mark Twain. -- New York : Harper & Brothers. -- Precise details concerning the date and edition used for this transcription were not supplied by the electronic compiler..
Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.