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The Mysterious Stranger
by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg , 2008
The book belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this 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.
Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
by Mark Twain , 1871
' I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. '
Sketches New and Old
by Mark Twain - The American Publishing Company , 1882
The author scattered through this volume a mass of matter which had never been in print before, such as 'Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls', the 'Jumping Frog restored to the English tongue after martyrdom in the French', and many others.
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg , 2004
This book is a collection of essays on various subjects by America's most famous satirist, Mark Twain. The essays were written a century ago, but they bristle with energy and wit -- wonderful reminders of what a fine and funny writer the author was.
The Prince and the Pauper
by Mark Twain - Pennsylvania State University , 2000
With its mixing of high adventure, raucous comedy, and scathing social criticism, presented in a hilarious vernacular that only Mark Twain could fashion, the book remains one of this incomparable humorist's most popular and oft-dramatized tales.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain - Pennsylvania State University , 1998
Satirical novel by Mark Twain, the tale of a commonsensical Yankee who is carried back in time to Britain in the Dark Ages, and it celebrates homespun ingenuity and democratic values in contrast to the superstitious ineptitude of a feudal monarchy.
Following the Equator
by Mark Twain - The American Publishing Company , 1897
Great writer's 1897 account of circumnavigating the globe by steamship. Brimming with ironic, tongue-in-cheek humor, the book describes shark fishing in Australia, riding the rails in India, tiger hunting, diamond mining in South Africa, much more.
Life on the Mississippi
by Mark Twain - Classic Reader , 2008
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain - The American Publishing Company , 1876
Tom Sawyer is in a series of adventures along the banks of the Mississippi, and he usually manages to come out on top. The novel raises some questions about identity, and about attitudes to class and race. This book engages readers of all ages.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain - Harper & Brothers , 1912
The story of a teenager who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave. In the course of their journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and hilarious.