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  • Mark Twain

    Meine Uhr: Als Mark Twain seine liebgewonnene Uhr zum Uhrmacher bringen muss, weiß er, dass nun eine große Leidenszeit beginnen wird - denn wie sein Großvater schon sagte: 'Eine Uhr ist eine Uhr, bis man sie zum Uhrmacher gebracht hat!' Adams Tagebuch: Adam wohnt im Paradies, als eines Tages ein fremdes Wesen auftaucht, das sich Eva nennt. Ab sofort herrscht in Adams Reich ein derartiger Trubel, dass er sich gezwungen fühlt, Tagebuch zu schreiben. Als dann noch ein fremdes Wesen namens 'Kain' auftaucht, ist das Chaos perfekt... Wie Mark Twain in Newark angeführt wurde: Als Mr. Twain in Newark einen Vortrag hält, fällt ihm ein junger Mann auf, der traurig darüber ist, dass...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain: Humorvolle Kurzgeschichten 2. Kinderkrankheiten: Was passiert, wenn das eigene Kind Anzeichen einer ansteckenden Krankheit zeigt? Das, was immer passiert: Der Vater nimmt die Sache zu leicht, während die Mutter schier Amok läuft... Mrs. McWilliams beim Gewitter: Was passiert, wenn ein Gewitter droht? Das, was immer passiert: Der Ehegatte nimmt die Sache zu leicht, während Frau Gemahlin schier Amok läuft... Ein Tischgespräch: Das kann sogar einem Profi wie Mark Twain passieren: Man will sich bei einem Plausch am Dinner-Tisch ein wenig amüsieren - und muss schließlich herausfinden, dass sein Gegenüber diese Kunst noch besser beherrscht! Rezept für Schwarzwälder...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain: Humorvolle Kurzgeschichten 1. Einiges über Barbiere: Wir alle kennen das. Man will unbedingt und auf jeden Fall von Barbier Nr. 1 rasiert werden - mit dem Resultat, dass man natürlich Barbier Nr. 2 in die mörderischen Hände fällt und das Debakel seinen Lauf nehmen kann... Ein Miniaturreich im Weltmeer: Es geht um eine kleine Insel, die von der Welt weitgehend unbeachtet ihr friedliches Dasein unter englischer Flagge fristet - bis ein Amerikaner auftaucht und das anzettelt, was er gegen Engländer immer anzettelt: Eine Revolution! Edward Jackson und Vanderbilt: Ja, es geht um den Eisenbahnmagnaten Vanderbilt. Aber wer ist Edward Jackson. Nun, zu Beginn der Geschichte ist er...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain: Humorvolle Kurzgeschichten 5. Die Appetit-Anstalt: Der an Appetitlosigkeit leidende Twain besucht Dr. Heimbergers berühmte Anstalt. Des Doktors Methoden sind durchaus ungewöhnlich - aber erfolgreich. Herrlicher zeitloser Seitenhieb auf das Gesundheitswesen in all seinen Blüten! Britische Festlichkeiten: Ja, die Engländer. Wenn die einmal loslegen, kennen sie kein Halten mehr. Mr. Twain gerät in die Fänge einer englischen Feiergesellschaft - und von dort scheint es kein Entkommen mehr zu geben... Pariser Führer: Sie können kein Englisch, sie betrügen, lassen sich ständig einladen, sie versuchen die Touristen in bestimmten Läden zum Kauf zu animieren - Mr. Twain...read more

  • Mark Twain

    «Dijimos que no había hogar como una balsa, después de todo. Otros sitios parecen estrechos y asfixiantes; pero una balsa, no.» Criticada y elogiada por igual, esta novela no solo constituye la culminación de la narrativa de Mark Twain, sino también el clásico por excelencia de la literatura estadounidense. Mark Twain, con su irónico sentido del humor y su prosa ágil y precisa, nos lleva por el Mississippi de la mano del inolvidable Huck Finn y su fiel amigo Jim, quien huye de la esclavitud. Novela sobre el racismo, la violencia, la amistad y la libertad en unos años turbulentos, Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn es una lectura imprescindible a cualquier edad. ...read more

  • Albert Bigelow Paine

    Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume 1 Until recently, this work has been considered the 'go-to' bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. This recording of Paine's exhaustive biography covers Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore unapproached Also available Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain's daughter, Susy, wrote: 'Papa...doesn't like to go to church at all, why I never understood, until just now, he told us the other day that he couldn't bear to hear any one talk but himself, but that he could listen to himself talk for hours without getting tired, of course he said this in joke, but I've no dought [sic] it was founded on truth.'-from the book Here is one of the great autobiographies of the English language: exuberant, wonderfully contemporary in spirit, written by a man twice as large as life, who-he said so himself-had no trouble remembering everything that had ever happened to him, and a lot of things besides. Nothing ever happened to Mark Twain in a...read more

  • Mark Twain

    "More Newspaper Articles by Mark Twain" fills in the gaps left by the first collection of newspaper articles: "Newspaper Articles by Mark Twain" . The missing articles, collected by twainquotes.com, consist of works printed in the Muscatine Journal, the Keokuk Daily Post, the New York Sunday Mercury, the Golden Era, the Californian, The Daily Dramatic Chronicle, San Francisco Bulletin, the New York Herald and travel letters originally printed in the Chicago Daily tribune. The earliest articles first appeared in 1853. This collection contains only the work of Mark Twain (and articles relating to him) that are in the public domain. It does NOT contain articles that were re-printed from...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This third volume of Mark Twain's journal writings continues on eclectic and varied path established by the first two volumes. Included in this collection are works that appeared by themselves in magazines during Twain's lifetime, as well as essays taken by editors and Twain himself from Twain's larger works, and re-published in collections of his stories. This volume includes the following works: "Buying Gloves in Gibraltar", "The great revolution in Pitcairn", "A Gift from India" [including editor's notes about Twain's need to go on the lecture circuit, his authorship of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc and other items], "From India to South Africa", "The Esquimau Maiden's Romance",...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays in Volume 1, many first appeared alone, in magazines or newspapers, before being printed as chapters of his larger works, while others were taken from larger works and reprinted in collections of essays. On top of being prolific, Mark Twain was a very successful marketer of his works. Volume 2 contains the following works: 1.) "A Curious Experience" - 1892 2.) "The Heart of a Humorist" - 1900 3.) “How Tom Sawyer Got His Fence Whitewashed”- 1876 4.) "Jim Smiley's Frog" - 1870 5.) "Luck" - 1891 6.) “A Dog’s Tale” - 1904 7.) "Lost in the Snow" -...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Wie man einen Schnupfen kuriert: Wer kennt das nicht? Man ist krank, und schon fühlen sich alle Menschen bemüßigt, ihre eigenen unfehlbaren Rezepte und Kuren zu empfehlen. Mark Twain ist ein dankbarer Zeitgenosse und probiert willig alles aus - mit bemerkenswerten Resultaten! Tot oder lebendig: Vier hungernde, talentierte Künstler malen die schönsten Bilder, die man sich denken kann. Sie haben nur ein Problem: Keiner will ihre Werke kaufen. Natürlich wissen sie, dass viele Künstler erst nach ihrem Tode berühmt wurden, doch so lange wollen sie nicht warten... Da hat einer von ihnen eine glänzende Idee: Einer von ihnen muss sterben! Eingesandter Artikel von Herrn Bloke: Mark Twain...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Das große Mark Twain Hörbuch! Mark Twain - noch immer der beliebteste amerikanische Schriftsteller weltweit. Mit seinen Geschichten erreichte er Weltruhm und vergnügt noch heute Leser und Hörer rund um den Globus. Das große Mark Twain Hörbuch präsentiert die berühmtesten und lustigsten Kurzgeschichten des Mannes aus Missouri. Tolle Preisleistung in einer 5-CD-Box! Ungekürzt gelesen von Sven Görtz und Jürgen Fritsche. CD 1 1. Wagnermusik 2. Eine Beobachtung in Paris 3. Revolverjournalismus in Tennessee 4. Die Niagarafälle - und wie man sie überlebt. Ein Zweiteiler 5. Augen auf beim Haustürkauf! CD 2 1. Ein geheimnisvoller Besuch oder Vom Millionär zum...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This is the story of Mark Twain's brief career as a Confederate soldier at the beginning of the American Civil War. Mark Twain's "private history" is told from the viewpoint of "someone who set out to do something in the war, but didn't.' What starts out as a kind of class reunion/camping trip quickly becomes a series of frightful near misses with a determined and deadly foe, and ends in painful, premature death for some and a lifetime of guilty regrets for others. Mark Twain invites us to witness real war first hand, in a time when men still looked one another in the eye in the final moment of battle. This Mark Twain In Person Library recording is an approximation of Mark Twain's...read more

  • Various Authors

    Chuckle along with the best nineteenth-century humorists, who provide you with tall tales, puns, and witty ripostes. Seven of these twenty-seven gems are from Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness, but they're sure to tickle your twenty-first century funny bone. 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 is an abridgment of the 1888 original. It's a collection of several of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by fourteen of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving,...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain is a master of adventure, mystery, and wit. This collection, containing three tales of mystery, offers a healthy dose of each—and more! In Tom Sawyer, Detective, a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, take a ride down the Mississippi to Uncle Silas’ farm. Mark Twain’s satirical take on the immensely popular detective novels of the time provides enough twists and turns to satisfy any avid mystery fan. In “The Stolen White Elephant,” Mark Twain is a character in his own story! Listeners will delight in this tale of an Indian elephant getting lost in New Jersey—and the hunt that ensues....read more

  • Mark Twain

    This delightful collection of gems by Mark Twain begins with the story of a town called Hadleyburg, which prides itself on the honesty of its citizens. One day a citizen of Hadleyburg offends a stranger passing through, who vows to take his revenge by revealing just how corruptible the sanctimonious town really is. Twain is at his best here, poking fun at common hypocrisy as the self-satisfied pillars of the community are done in by their own greed. Other stories in the collection include: 1. The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg 2. The Double Barrelled Detective Story 3. The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 4. The Million Dollar Bank Note 5. Benton and Mills 6. A Tale 7. Cannibalism...read more

  • Mark Twain

    From the pen of America's master, Mark Twain, comes this classic and beloved story of boyhood freedom.When we first met 'the pariah of the village…the son of the drunkard' in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom was 'under strict orders not to play with him,' so he played with him every time he got the chance. Twain took his most outrageous and outcast character (and perhaps the one he loved the most), Huckleberry Finn, from that timeless tale and wrote his own adventures.This giant work, in addition to entertaining boys and girls for generations, has defined the first-person novel in America and continues to demand study, inspire reverence, and stir controversy in our time.This novel is...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Penguin Classics presents Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Kerry Shale. 'I'm unfavorable to killin' a man as long as you can git around it; it ain't good sense, it ain't good morals. Ain't I right?' The original Great American Novel, an incomparable adventure story and a classic of anarchic humour, Twain's masterpiece sees Huckleberry Finn and Jim the slave escape their difficult lives by fleeing down the Mississippi on a raft. There, they find steamships, feuding families, an unlikely Duke and King and vital lessons about the world in which they...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain - An Introduction. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in 1835 and is far better known by his pen name; Mark Twain. An American author and humorist of the first order he is perhaps most famous for his novels, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, written in 1876, and its sequel, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, written in 1885 and often described with that mythic line - "the Great American Novel." Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the backdrop for these great novels. Apprenticed to a printer he also worked as a typesetter but eventually became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Later, heading west with his brother, Orion to make his...read more

  • Mark Twain

    'The report of my death was an exaggeration.'' 'Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.' 'The secret of getting ahead is getting started.' Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a uniquely American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called 'The Great American Novel'. We know the work but what about the great man behind it? In this well told audiobook Twain speaks about particulars of his turbulent life and times. A must have addition to all university and school...read more