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Mark Twain

MARK TWAIN was born in Missouri in 1835 and died in Connecticut in 1910.

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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain
Written by Mark Twain
Bantam Classics | Paperback | March 1984
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21195-5 (0-553-21195-1)

For deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain’s inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years.

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The Complete Short Stories
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 2012
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95937-9 (0-307-95937-6)

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...

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by Edmund Reiss, Introduction by Leland Krauth
Signet | Paperback | November 2004
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52958-9 (0-451-52958-8)

Mark Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire in this literary classic.
 
Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur’s England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance.

Considered by H. L. Mencken... Read more






A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Written by Mark Twain
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1983
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21143-6 (0-553-21143-9)

This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur’s Age of Chivalry the “great and beneficent” miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the... Read more






A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Justin Kaplan
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1972
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-043064-6 (0-14-043064-4)

When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly... Read more






A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Written by Mark Twain, Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard, Introduction by Roy Blount, Jr.
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2001
$8.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75780-8 (0-375-75780-5)

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






The Gilded Age
Written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, Introduction by Ron Powers
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7356-3 (0-8129-7356-9)

Introduction by Ron Powers
Includes Newly Commissioned Endnotes

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... Read more






The Gilded Age
Written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, Introduction by Louis J. Budd, Noted by Louis J. Budd
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-043920-5 (0-14-043920-X)

First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America-an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator... Read more






The Innocents Abroad
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by Leslie Feidler, Introduction by Michael Meyer
Signet | Paperback | April 2007
$7.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53049-3 (0-451-53049-7)

One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World. Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa... Read more






The Innocents Abroad
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Tom Quirk, Noted by Guy Cardwell
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$17.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243708-7 (0-14-243708-5)

Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous perspective on hallowed European landmarks lacked reverence... Read more






The Innocents Abroad
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Jane Jacobs
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6705-0 (0-8129-6705-4)

The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the American “New Barbarians” and the European “Old World” provides much comic fodder for Mark Twain—and a remarkably perceptive lens on the human condition. Gleefully... Read more






Life on the Mississippi
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by John Seelye, Introduction by Justin Kaplan
Signet | Paperback | March 2009
$4.95/5.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-53120-9 (0-451-53120-5)

At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River, was... Read more






Life on the Mississippi
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Bill McKibben, Noted by James Danly
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$11.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75937-6 (0-375-75937-9)

Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the... Read more






Life on the Mississippi
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by James M. Cox, Noted by James M. Cox
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1985
$13.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-039050-6 (0-14-039050-2)

In 1882 Mark Twain returned to the river of his childhood, determined to write the definitive travel book on the Mississippi.

 
Life on the Mississippi is no ordinary guided tour, for every page is expressive of the structure, style and high humour that is the very essence of Twain the writer. Spiced with... Read more






Life on the Mississippi
Written by Mark Twain
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1983
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21349-2 (0-553-21349-0)

Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the... Read more






Mark Twain's Library of Humor
Written by Washington Irving, Series edited by Steve Martin, Edited by Mark Twain, Illustrated by E.W. Kemble, Introduction by Roy Blount, Jr.
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64036-3 (0-679-64036-3)

Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous--"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"--and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires... Read more






The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by Howard Mittelmark, Introduction by Jeffrey Nichols
Signet | Paperback | October 2012
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53220-6 (0-451-53220-1)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
The Stolen White Elephant
Luck
The £1,000,000 Bank-Note
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
The Five Boons of Life
Was It Heaven? Or Hell?
The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories unites nine... Read more






The Portable Mark Twain
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Tom Quirk
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$20.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243775-9 (0-14-243775-1)

Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twain?s favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once, Jim Baker's... Read more






The Prince and the Pauper
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by Everett Emerson
Signet | Paperback | May 2002
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-52835-3 (0-451-52835-2)

Two boys exchange their clothes and their lives in Mark Twain's classic satiric comedy.

They are the same age. They look alike. In fact, there is but one difference between them: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne of England. Just how... Read more






The Prince and the Pauper
Written by Mark Twain
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2015
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87310-6 (1-101-87310-8)

Mark Twain’s satiric novel about two boys who trade places in Tudor England—written “for young people of all ages”—was his first foray into historical fiction. 

Set in 1547, The Prince and the Pauper brings together Tom Canty, an impoverished urchin who lives with his abusive father in London’s filthiest streets, and pampered...

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The Prince and the Pauper
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Christopher Paul Curtis
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76112-6 (0-375-76112-8)

Set in sixteenth-century England, Mark Twain’s classic “tale for young people of all ages” features two identical-looking boys—a prince and a pauper—who trade clothes and step into each other’s lives. While the urchin, Tom Canty, discovers luxury and power, Prince Edward, dressed in rags, roams his kingdom and experiences the cruelties... Read more






The Prince and the Pauper
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Jerry Griswold
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 1997
$11.00/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-043669-3 (0-14-043669-3)

Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Their birthdays match, their faces match, but there the likeness stops. For Edward is a prince, heir to King Henry VIII, whilst Tom is a miserable pauper. But when fate intervenes, Edward is thrown out of the palace in rags, leaving... Read more






The Prince and the Pauper
Written by Mark Twain
Bantam Classics | Paperback | November 1983
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21256-3 (0-553-21256-7)

Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful satire of England’s romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparks the best of Mark Twain’s tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London’s filthy lanes, the other a... Read more






Pudd'nhead Wilson
Written by Mark Twain
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2015
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87311-3 (1-101-87311-6)

Mark Twain’s darkest novel—about a master and slave switched at birth—combines a courtroom drama with a provocative fable about race and identity.

Twain’s plot is set in motion when a slave named Roxy exchanges her light-skinned son Chambers with her master’s baby, Tom. Roxy’s child, now known as Tom, grows up as... Read more






Pudd'nhead Wilson
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Louis J. Budd
Signet | Paperback | December 2007
$4.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53074-5 (0-451-53074-8)

Mark Twain takes a hard look at the consequences of slavery in America in this classic satire. 

Set in a town on the Mississippi during the pre-Civil War era, Pudd’nhead Wilson tackles the seminal American issue of slavery in a tragicomedy of switched identities. What happens when a child born free and... Read more





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