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Mark Twain

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Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, led one of the most exciting of literary lives. Raised in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain had to leave school at age 12 and was successively a journeyman printer, a steamboat pilot, a halfhearted Confederate soldier, and a prospector, miner, and reporter in the western territories. His experiences furnished him with a wide knowledge of humanity, as well as with the perfect grasp of local customs and speech which manifests itself in his writing.

With the publication in 1865 of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Twain gained national attention... Read More

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Four Great American Classics

Written by Herman Melville, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $4.99

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Four Great American Classics

Written by Herman Melville, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane


Format: Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1992
Price: $7.99

Includes: The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, Billy Bud, Sailor Read more >
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American 19th Century Literature
Complete Stories; The Golden Bowl; Moby-Dick; Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; The Age of Innocence
Written by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Herman Melville, Mark Twain and Edith Wharton


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $123.00

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $9.00

Long cherished by readers of all ages, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is both a hilarious account of an incorrigible truant and a powerful parable of innocence in conflict with the fallen adult world.

The mighty Mississippi River of the antebellum South gives the novel both its colorful backdrop and its narrative... Read more >

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $9.00

Mark Twain was one of the nineteenth century's greatest chroniclers of childhood, and of all his works his beloved novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer most enchantingly and timelessly captures the sheer pleasure of being a boy.

Tom Sawyer is as clever, imaginative, and resourceful as he is reckless and mischievous, whether... Read more >

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $7.99

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 18, 1997
Price: $14.95

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $1.99

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by George Saunders


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $7.00

“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn,” Ernest Hemingway wrote. “It’s the best book we’ve had.” A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father... Read more >

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 1997
Price: $4.99

Lost for more than a century, the passages reinstated in this edition reveal a novel even more controversial than the version Twain published in 1885 and provide an invaluable insight into his creative process. A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate over... Read more >

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 8, 1993
Price: $20.00

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 1, 1981
Price: $5.95

Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's classic story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers -- from Sherwood Anderson to... Read more >

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $1.99

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Frank Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $8.00

This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of... Read more >

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1995
Price: $5.50

The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century. Tom and his best friend, Huck Finn, share exciting make-believe escapades as treasure hunters, swashbuckling pirates, and soldiers in battle. Read more >

The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain
Edited by Lawrence Berkove
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain
Edited by Lawrence Berkove
Introduction by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00

This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation... Read more >
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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1984
Price: $6.95

Edited and with an introduction by Charles Neider. Sixty stories which cover the entire span of Twain's published work from 1865 to 1916. Ranging from the frontier humor of "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", to the bitter vision of humankind in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg", to the delightful... Read more >
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The Complete Short Stories

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Hardcover, 744 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $28.00

These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death.

Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also... Read more >

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $5.99

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Written by Mark Twain


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $1.99

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Written by Mark Twain


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $4.95

When A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court was published in 1889, Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises. Thus what began as a literary burlesque of British chivalry and culture grew into a disturbing satire of modern technology and social thought. The story of Hank Morgan... Read more >
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Written by Mark Twain
Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard
Introduction by Roy Blount Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $8.95

Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at... Read more >
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The Gilded Age

Written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Introduction by Ron Powers


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95

Arguably the first major American novel to satirize the political milieu of Washington, D.C. and the wild speculation schemes that exploded across the nation in the years that followed the Civil War, The Gilded Age gave this remarkable era its name. Co-written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, this rollicking... Read more >
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