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  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain: Humorvolle Kurzgeschichten - Die Box. Hören Sie dreizehn lustige Kurzgeschichten des Großmeisters für Humor und Satire. Inhalte: Wie man einen Schnupfen kuriert, Tot oder lebendig, Herrn Blokes eingesandter Artikel, Der berühmte Springfrosch von Calaveras County, Die Ameise, Was mir der Professor erzählte, Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache, Eine schlaflose Nacht in Heilbronn, Es ist gefährlich im Bette zu liegen, Meine Uhr, Adams Tagebuch, Wie Mark Twain in Newark angeführt wurde, Die...read more

  • William M. Clemens

    Author and humorist Mark Twain (whose real name was Samuel Clemens) is best known for his novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.' Originally published in 1892, when Mark Twain was 57 years old, this book is an account of the novelist's life, works, and...read more

  • William M. Clemens

    Author and humorist Mark Twain (whose real name was Samuel Clemens) is best known for his novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.' Originally published in 1892, when Mark Twain was 57 years old, this book is an account of the novelist's life, works, and...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection is bursting with Twain's legendary wit. The speeches focus on a great number of issues ranging from cigars and tobacco to ladies, politics, courage, health and Russian stutterers…the topics are endlessly diverse, profound and entertaining!Twain was in great demand as a featured speaker, performing solo humorous talks, similar to what would later become stand-up comedy. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers.Twain was also a staunch supporter of women's rights and an active campaigner for women's suffrage. His 'Votes for Women' speech, in which he pressed for the granting of voting rights to women, is considered one of the most...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain was known as a great American short-story writer as well as novelist and humorist. This collection of eighteen of his best short stories, from the well known to the lesser known, displays his mastery of Western humor and frontier realism. The stories also show how Twain earned his place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and equality. Beginning the collection is Twain’s comic version of an old folk tale, “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog,” first published in 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. It became the title story of The...read more

  • Mark Twain

    These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. They begin with a fragment of a letter from teenaged Sam Clemens to his sister, Pamela, and conclude with a letter to his attorney two weeks before his death. These letters give us some degree of insight into the evolution of Twain's style of speech and prose over the period of his lifetime; they are a small window into the psyche that created the various characters of his stories. But they also reveal the...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain is one of the wittiest and most prolific writers of all time. He is mostly known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which is often called the Great American Novel. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced" and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but he became a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies, and murderous acts of mankind. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. These 100 quotes have been...read more

  • Mark Twain

    The fascinating life of storyteller and humorist Mark Twain is revealed in this one man performance based on Twain's writings. The early years of Samuel Clemens, the Mississippi River experiences, and his move to the silver mining area of Nevada are portrayed by exuberant actor McAvoy Layne. Some of the most famous tales, from The Blue Jay Yarn to The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County are woven into the history of this most colorful author. Amusing stories from Letters from the Sandwich Islands and questions from the live audience conclude this delightful...read more

  • 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 systems. GEOFFREY GIULIANO is the author of thirty two internationally best selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 to today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Seventeen of Twain's best-loved and funniest shorter works, including 'The Jumping Frog of Calavarous County', 'The Story of Old Ram', 'Buck Fanshaw's Funeral', 'Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses', 'Tom Quartz', and 'The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut'. Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He grew up in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal. Sam was to be a printer, a river boat pilot, an officer in the Confederacy, a silver prospector and a journalist. In 1865 his fame as an American humorist was launched with The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. He once wrote, 'To simply amuse would have...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain es uno de los escritores más ingeniosos y prolíficos de todos los tiempos. Es conocido sobre todo por Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer y su secuela, Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn, que a menudo se llama la Gran Novela Americana. Fue elogiado como el 'más grande humorista que este país ha producido' y William Faulkner lo llamó 'el padre de la literatura americana'. Twain comenzó su carrera escribiendo versos ligeros y humorísticos, pero se convirtió en un cronista de las vanidades, hipocresías y actos asesinos de la humanidad. Su ingenio y su sátira, en prosa y en discurso, le valieron elogios de críticos y colegas, y fue amigo de presidentes, artistas, industriales y de...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain é um dos escritores mais espirituosos e prolíficos de todos os tempos. É conhecido principalmente por As Aventuras de Tom Sawyer e a sua sequela, As Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn, que é muitas vezes chamado o Grande Romance Americano. Ele foi elogiado como 'o maior humorista que este país produziu' e William Faulkner chamou-lhe 'o pai da literatura americana'. Twain começou a sua carreira escrevendo versos leves e humorísticos, mas tornou-se um cronista das vaidades, hipocrisias, e actos assassinos da humanidade. A sua sagacidade e sátira, em prosa e em discurso, mereceu elogios de críticos e colegas, e foi amigo de presidentes, artistas, industriais, e da realeza...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Vor über 100 Jahren starb Amerikas beliebtester Schriftsteller. Auf seinen ausgedehnten Reisen durch Europa blieb Mark Twain auch eine längere Zeit in Deutschland, um dort die Sprache zu lernen. Was uns Deutschen mit der Muttermilch gegeben wird, ist für einen Ausländer eine äußerst mühselige Sache. Und wenn man Twains Geschichte gehört hat, wird man zustimmen, dass unsere Sprache in der Tat höchst unlogisch und willkürlich sein kann. Kleine Kostprobe? Aber gern: 'Ganz bestimmt gibt es keine Sprache, die so unlogisch und unsystematisch ist wie die deutsche. Man treibt völlig hilflos in ihr umher; und wenn man schließlich glaubt, man hätte eine Regel zu fassen bekommen, die...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life-and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the 'respectable' slave-holding society...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Sketches New and Old is a compilation of fictional stories written by Mark Twain. Among them is 'A Ghost Story'. In each story, one can catch a great sense of Twain's humor and creativity. These classic sketches from Twain are no longer than 10 minutes, but all show his quick witted humor in response to the events of the day.A real storyteller can make a great story out of anything, even the most trivial occurrence. Composed between 1863 and 1875, the sixty-three often outrageous sketches in Sketches, New and Old contain, for instance, a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly; complaints about barbers and office bores; and satirical comments on bureaucrats,...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Explore the wild world of the southern United States in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. These books are known for their adventurous spirit and their portrayal of the southern reaches of America. Each novel can be enjoyed separately, or together. While Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has become more popular than the first novel, the two build upon one another and are a fascinating examination of mid-1800s southern culture. Both titles have been adapted countless times for film, stage, and television. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Tom Sawyer is an orphan living with his aunt in St. Petersburg, Missouri. A mischievous young man, Tom spends...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mit diesem Roman setzt 1884 Mark Twain die Geschichten von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn fort. Twain schöpft auch hier aus seinen Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit am Mississippi und erzählt den Roman aus Sicht des Halbwaisen und sozialen Außenseiters Huck Finn. Dessen naiv-ehrliche Sicht auf die Welt war zu Twains Zeiten revolutionär und machte den Roman zu einem der wichtigsten Bücher der amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte. Hucks Abenteuerreise mit dem entflohenen Sklaven Jim ist keinesfalls nur eine amüsante Floßfahrt auf dem Mississippi, sondern auch die gefährliche und ernüchternde Begegnung mit den Schattenseiten des menschlichen Wesens. Zwar gibt Tom Sawyer der...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Hank Morgan is a mechanic, an engineer, and a foreman at the Colt Arms Factory. One day he gets into an argument, "conducted with crowbars," with an employee known as "Hercules." A blow to Hank's head sends him back to King Arthur's England in the Sixth Century. Quickly becoming a newspaper tycoon, an inventor, a showman, politician, and one-man military industrial complex, Hank rises to a position of power second only to King Arthur himself, ultimately challenging all of knight errantry and even the established Church. A remarkably prescient tale, replete with brilliant humor, exciting action, biting satire, and awe-inspiring philosophy, this book shows off Mark Twain's full range of...read more

  • Mark Twain

    A man of many firsts, Mark Twain was the first author to use a typewriter, as well as the first person to have a telephone in his home (which no doubt made him the first person to swear at tech support!). He also patented the accordion file, the fountain pen, and adjustable suspenders. And when he published "deleted scenes" from "Pudd'nhead Wilson" as "Those Extraordinary Twins" he became the first publisher to include "bonus tracks" along with the finished work. I hope you get as many laughs listening to this little book as I did narrating it. This Mark Twain In Person Library recording is an approximation of Mark Twain's own voice, just as his family might have heard the story for the...read more

  • Mark Twain

    In April 1878, Mark Twain and his family traveled to Europe. Overloaded with creative ideas, Twain had hoped that the sojourn would spark his creativity enough to bring at least one of the books in his head to fruition. Instead, he wrote of his walking tour of Europe, describing his impressions of the Black Forest, the Matterhorn, and other attractions. Neglected for years, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with Twain’s shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Cast in the form of a walking tour through...read more