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Mr Clemens and Mark Twain

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Mark Twain, the American comic genius who portrayed, named, and in part exemplified America’s “Gilded Age,” comes alive in Justin Kaplan’s extraordinary biography. With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality and freewheeling ambition. As Mark Twain, he was the Mississippi riverboat pilot, the satirist with a fiery hatred of pretension, and the author of such classics as Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry Finn. As Mr. Clemens, he was the star who married an heiress, built a palatial estate, threw away fortunes on harebrained financial schemes, and lived the extravagant life that Mark Twain despised. Kaplan effectively portrays the triumphant-tragic man whose achievements and failures, laughter and anger, reflect a crucial generation in our past as well as his own dark, divided, and remarkably contemporary spirit. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brilliantly conveys this towering literary figure who was himself a symbol of the peculiarly American conflict between moral scrutiny and the drive to succeed. Mr. Clemens lived the Gilded Life that Mark Twain despised. The merging and fragmenting of these and other identities, as the biography unfolds, results in a magnificent projection of the whole man; the great comic spirit; and the exuberant, tragic human being, who, his friend William Dean Howells said, was “sole, incomparable, the Lincoln of our literature.”

Mr Clemens and Mark Twain

Author : Justin Kaplan
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Mr Clemens Mark Twain

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Although this biography of Mark Twain begins when Twain is 31... the book is a full account of Twain, his life and his work related both to his early years and to the 'Gilded Age' of his mature life.

Mark Twain s Aquarium

Author : Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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"What I lacked and what I needed," confessed Samuel Clemens in 1908, "was grandchildren." Near the end of his life, Clemens became the doting friend and correspondent of twelve schoolgirls ranging in age from ten to sixteen. For Clemens, "collecting" these surrogate granddaughters was a way of overcoming his loneliness, a respite from the pessimism, illness, and depression that dominated his later years. In Mark Twain's Aquarium, John Cooley brings together virtually every known communication exchanged between the writer and the girls he called his "angelfish." Cooley also includes a number of Clemens's notebook entries, autobiographical dictations, short manuscripts, and other relevant materials that further illuminate this fascinating story. Clemens relished the attention of these girls, orchestrating chaperoned visits to his homes and creating an elaborate set of rules and emblems for the Aquarium Club. He hung their portraits in his billiard room and invented games and plays for their amusement. For much of 1908, he was sending and receiving a letter a week from his angelfish. Cooley argues that Clemens saw cheerfulness and laughter as his only defenses against the despair of his late years. His enchantment with children, years before, had given birth to such characters as Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn. In the frivolities of the Aquarium Club, it found its final expression. Cooley finds no evidence of impropriety in Clemens behavior with the girls. Perhaps his greatest crime, the editor suggests, was in idealizing them, in regarding them as precious collectibles. "He tried to trap them in the amber of endless adolescence," Cooley writes. "By pleading that they stay young and innocent, he was perhaps attempting to deny that, as they and the world continued to change, so must he."

Mister Clemens and Mark Twain

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The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain s Short Stories

Author : Mark Twain
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For nearly two decades before Mark Twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches. This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” Compiled by Pulitzer Prize–winning Twain scholar and biographer, Justin Kaplan, this collection represents some of Mark Twain’s wittiest and most insightful writing.

The Mississippi Pilot By Mark Twain Mr Clemens

Author : Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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This vintage book (first published in 1948) contains a short biography of Mark Twain, with a wonderful selection of humourous and often aphoristic quotations taken from his writings. This concise and easy-to-digest text is full of interesting and entertaining information concerning Mr. Twain, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in his life and mind. A profusely illustrated antiquarian volume, this book is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910) better known by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, was a seminal American writer and humourist. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

A Family Sketch and Other Private Writings

Author : Mark Twain
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This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark TwainÕs private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing. Mark Twain began to write ÒA Family SketchÓ in response to the early death of his eldest daughter, Susy, but the manuscript grew under his hands to become an exuberant account of the entire household. His record of the childrensÕ sayingsÑÒSmall FoolishnessesÓÑis next, followed by the related manuscript ÒAt the Farm.Ó Also included are selections from LivyÕs 1885 diary and an authoritative edition of SusyÕs biography of her father, written when she was a teenager. Newly edited from the original manuscripts, this anthology is a unique record of a fascinating family. Ê

Mark Twain og Mr Samuel L Clemens

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Mark Twain s Letters to His Publishers 1867 1894

Author : Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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290 letters, not previously published, charting the matters concerning publication of the author's books from 1867 through 1894.

Mark Twain and the Colonel

Author : Philip McFarland
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Presents a narrative history of the United States from 1890 to 1910, exploring such major themes as nationalism, racism, industrialization, and imperialism as reflected in the actions and writings of the era's two most famous figures.

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop

Author : Stephany Rose
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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach are probed for inward projections of imaginative fissures concerning the construction of white masculinity as ultimate representations of white identity.

Life on the Mississippi

Author : Mark Twain
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Offers a history of the river, describes Twain's experiences as a riverboat pilot, and shares tall tales, character sketches, and observations about the Mississippi.

The Mark Twain Encyclopedia

Author : J. R. LeMaster
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A reference guide to the great American author (1835-1910) for students and general readers. The approximately 740 entries, arranged alphabetically, are essentially a collection of articles, ranging significantly in length and covering a variety of topics pertaining to Twain's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's writing reflects Samuel Clemens's personal experience, particular attention is given to the interface between art and life, i.e., between imaginative reconstructions and their factual sources of inspiration. Each entry is accompanied by a selective bibliography to guide readers to sources of additional information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mr Clemens and Mr Brown

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Mark Twain And The South

Author : Arthur G. Pettit
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The South was many things to Mark Twain: boyhood home, testing ground for manhood, and the principal source of creative inspiration. Although he left the South while a young man, seldom to return, it remained for him always a haunting presence, alternately loved and loathed. Mark Twain and the South was the first book on this major yet largely ignored aspect of the private life of Samuel Clemens and one of the major themes in his writing from 1863 until his death. Arthur G. Pettit clearly demonstrates that Mark Twain's feelings on race and region moved in an intelligible direction from the white Southern point of view he was exposed to in his youth to self-censorship, disillusionment, and, ultimately, a deeply pessimistic and sardonic outlook in which the dream of racial brotherhood was forever dead. Approaching his subject as a historian with a deep appreciation for literature, he bases his study on a wide variety of Mark Twain's published and unpublished works, including his notebooks, scrapbooks, and letters. An interesting feature of this illuminating work is an examination of Clemens's relations with the only two black men he knew well in his adult years.

Mark Twain and His World

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An illustrated study of Mark Twain's seventy-five years and the social, intellectual, and political climate of America during his lifetime

The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to being a great novelist, Mark Twain was one of the most popular public speakers of his day. This collection brings together in a single volume the complete collected speeches of Mark Twain which was first published in 1871. Table of Contents: The Story Of A Speech; Plymouth Rock And The Pilgrims; Compliments And Degrees; Books, Authors, And Hats; Dedication Speech; Die Schrecken Der Deutschen Sprache [The Horrors Of The German Language]; German For The Hungarians; A New German Word; Unconscious Plagiarism; The Weather; The Babies; Our Children And Great Discoveries; Educating Theatre-Goers; The Educational Theatre; Poets As Policemen; Pudd’nhead Wilson Dramatized; Daly Theatre; The Dress Of Civilized Woman; Dress Reform And Copyright; College Girls; Girls; The Ladies; Woman’s Press Club; Votes For Women; Woman-An Opinion; Advice To Girls; Taxes And Morals; Tammany And Croker; Municipal Corruption; Municipal Government; China And The Philippines; Theoretical Morals; Layman’s Sermon; University Settlement Society; Public Education Association; Education And Citizenship; Courage; The Dinner To Mr. Choate; On Stanley And Livingstone; Henry M. Stanley; Dinner To Mr. Jerome; Henry Irving; Dinner To Hamilton W. Mabie; Introducing Nye And Riley; Dinner To Whitelaw Reid; Rogers And Railroads; The Old-Fashioned Printer; Society Of American Authors; Reading-Room Opening; Literature; Disappearance Of Literature; The New York Press Club Dinner; The Alphabet And Simplified Spelling; Spelling And Pictures; Books And Burglars; Authors’ Club; Booksellers; “Mark Twain’s First Appearance”; Morals And Memory; Queen Victoria; Joan Of Arc; Accident Insurance — Etc.; Osteopathy; Water-Supply; Mistaken Identity; Cats And Candy; Obituary Poetry; Cigars And Tobacco; Billiards; The Union Right Or Wrong; An Ideal French Address; Statistics; Galveston Orphan Bazaar; San Francisco Earthquake; Charity And Actors; Russian Republic; Russian Sufferers; Watterson And Twain As Rebels; Robert Fulton Fund; Fulton Day, Jamestown; Lotos Club Dinner In Honor Of Mark Twain; Copyright; In Aid Of The Blind; Dr. Mark Twain, Farmeopath; Missouri University Speech; Business; Carnegie The Benefactor; On Poetry, Veracity, And Suicide; Welcome Home; An Undelivered Speech; Sixty-Seventh Birthday; To The Whitefriars; The Ascot Gold Cup; The Savage Club Dinner; General Miles And The Dog; When In Doubt, Tell The Truth; The Day We Celebrate; Independence Day; Americans And The English; About London; Princeton; The St. Louis Harbor-Boat “Mark Twain”; Seventieth Birthday. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), quintessential American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life's work of America's favorite author. This Reader's Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the ge.