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Mark Twain

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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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Ron Powers
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6622-0 (0-8129-6622-8)

Featuring the brilliantly drawn Roxanna, a mulatto slave who suffers dire consequences after switching her infant son with her master’s baby, and the clever Pudd’nhead Wilson, an ostracized small-town lawyer, Twain’s darkly comic masterpiece is a provocative exploration of slavery and miscegenation. Leslie A. Fiedler described the novel as “half melodramatic... Read more






Pudd'nhead Wilson
Written by Mark Twain
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1984
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21158-0 (0-553-21158-7)

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's.  From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels.  On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century... Read more






Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Written by Mark Twain
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1991
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-40584-9 (0-679-40584-4)

Along with Blake and Dickens, Mark Twain was one of the nineteenth century’s greatest chroniclers of childhood. These two novels reveal different aspects of his genius: Tom Sawyer is a much-loved story about the sheer pleasure of being a boy; Huckleberry Finn, the book Hemingway said was the source of all...

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A Tramp Abroad
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Dave Eggers
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7003-6 (0-8129-7003-9)

In A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain’s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. “Here you have Twain’s inimitable mix,” writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, “of the folksy and the... Read more





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