Search Results: "Mark Twain"


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ADVICE TO LITTLE GIRLS by Mark Twain
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"An elegant curiosity for admirers of Twain, Radunsky or both. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Crisply satirical and a little subversive, Twain's short, acerbic sendup slyly exhorts little girls to take a calculating approach to manipulating friends, brothers and elders. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN by Charles Neider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 1958

"A full and rewarding repast."
The latest editing of the Mark Twain Autobiography, prepared here for the general public, is Twain's own view of himself, his life and his family. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1995

"The Satanic Verses of its day."
From Twain scholars Baetzhold (Butler Univ.) and McCullough (Elmira College Center): an omnibus of Twain's skeptical writings, mostly fiction, about the Bible, Darwin, and evolution, along with similar 19th-century nailbiters questioning American Christianity. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"A major scholarly resource, but slow-going and unrewarding, proof of how compartmentalized genius can sometimes be. (80 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An astonishingly dull but comprehensively annotated collection of letters from an unexceptional period in Twain's life. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY SKETCH AND OTHER PRIVATE WRITINGS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Of interest to Twain scholars and die-hard fans but not to a general audience."
A collection of writings by Twain, his wife and his eldest daughter that depict the day-to-day life of one of America's most beloved writers and his family. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1960

"A bonanza!"
A feast for the Mark Twain fans, and a fitting commemoration of this, his 100th anniversary year. Read full book review >

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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT by Mark Twain
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Chwast and Twain are a match made in heaven."
Design veteran Chwast delivers another streamlined, graphic adaptation of classic literature, this time Mark Twain's caustic, inventive satire of feudal England. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2001

"A less WASP-ish Twain, but as eccentric as ever."
In a gathering of 13 stories written over four decades, the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn turns his attention to unconventional girls and women. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A compact, generous entry into the comic sensibility of a thoughtful, adventurous life."
Mark Twain's life and times, in his own words, through memoir and essay. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 1 by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"There's plenty of vinegar here but plenty of the homespun and funny Twain as well. Essential for serious students of his work and readable and revealing for all its surrounding scholarly apparatus."
A century after his death, the great American writer and controversialist speaks plainly—and sometimes not so nicely—from beyond the grave. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Scholars and researchers may delight in this collection of Twain editorials and sketches from his days at the Buffalo (N.Y.) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >