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  • Mark Twain

    An unforgettable collection of Mark Twain's best writings-witty, passionate, fiery, and nothing short of profound. This collection includes the following stories: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County""The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut""Autobiographical Anecdotes""The Lesson""As Regards Patriotism""Speech on the Weather""How I Edited an Agricultural Paper""Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims""The Report of My Death""When a Book Gets Tired""The Approaching Epidemic""Letter to the Earth" "The Death of...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Includes five of Mark Twain's best short stories, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" - classic humor from the author of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and other great American...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Five classic examples of the sheer comic genius of Mark Twain: The One Million Pound Bank Note - The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm - The Stolen White Elephant - Cannibalism in the Cars - The Awful German...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography wasan instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on thecentennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews,the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain'scareer. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly fromthe grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions. The eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain'slife, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds.Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative rangeseffortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing andspeaking, his...read more

  • Mark Twain

    The Huck Finn of foreign correspondents provides a colorful account of old Honolulu, the island nobility, the City of Refuge on the Kona coast, and the active volcano of Kilauea. These selections of Mark Twain's newspaper dispatches are both charming and informative. The light touch of the great humorist is seldom missing as he reveals the "loveliest fleet of islands that lie anchored in any ocean." This recording evokes the historical era with the eye of a verbal artist and the voice of the performing...read more

  • Mark Twain

    The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America. The term gilded age, commonly given to the era, comes from the title of this book. Twain and Warner got the name from Shakespeare's King John (1595): ""To gild refined gold, to paint the lily... is wasteful and ridiculous excess."" Gilding a lily, which is already beautiful and not in need of further adornment, is excessive and wasteful, characteristics of the age Twain and Warner wrote about in their novel. Another interpretation of the title, of course, is the contrast between an ideal ""Golden Age,"" and a less worthy ""Gilded...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Eine Lausbubengeschichte nach Mark Twain, in Hörspielform dargestellt vom Ensemble des Norddeutschen...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Five of this chronological listing (1907-1909) are some of TwainÕs short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that period. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York TimesÕ ÒTimes MachineÓ website:...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Four of this chronological listing (1900-1906) are some of TwainÕs short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York TimesÕ ÒTimes MachineÓ website:...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Three of this chronological listing (1890-1899) are some of TwainÕs short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York Times ÒTimes MachineÓ website:...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Six of this chronological listing (1910-1919) are articles concerning his death, some of TwainÕs short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that period. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York TimesÕ ÒTimes MachineÓ website:...read more

  • Mark Twain

    This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Two of this chronological listing (1880-1889) are some of TwainÕs short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York Times ÒTime MachineÓ website: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser/ and...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Here you will find the complete novels of Mark Twain 1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Starts at Chapter 1 2. The Prince and the Pauper Starts at Chapter 37 3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Starts at Chapter 70 4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Starts at Chapter 113 5. The American Claimant Starts at Chapter 158 6. Tom Sawyer Abroad Starts at Chapter 184 7. Pudd'nhead Wilson Starts at Chapter 197 8. Tom Sawyer, Detective Starts at Chapter 219 9. A Horse's Tale Starts at Chapter 230 10. The Mysterious Stranger Starts at Chapter 245 11. The War Prayer Starts at Chapter 256 12. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Starts at Chapter 257 13. The Million Pound...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Die Eine-Million-Pfundnote: Ein unbescholtener Amerikaner wird schiffbrüchig. Seine Rettung: Ein englisches Schiff, das ihn allerdings nach London mitnimmt. Dort völlig mittellos gestrandet, werden zwei ultrareiche Brüder auf ihn aufmerksam, die eine britisch-skurrile Wette abgeschlossen haben: Wenn ein armer Mann eine Ein-Million-Pfundnote besitzt, sonst aber nichts - kann dieser Mann den neugewonnen Reichtum genießen oder wird er unweigerlich ins Verderben gezogen? Nun, wir werden es...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Die Eine-Million-Pfund-Note Erzählung von Mark Twain gelesen von Clemens Weichard. Der in England 1903 gestrandete, mittellose Amerikaner Henry Adams wird durch einen Zufall Gegenstand einer Wette. Die beiden ebenso exzentrischen wie schwerreichen Londoner Brüder Oliver und Roderick Montpellier können sich nicht darüber einigen, was passieren würde, wenn man einen mittellosen Menschen mit einer Banknote über eine Million Pfund ausstattet. Um Klarheit zu gewinnen, händigen sie dem abgebrannten Seemann Adams eben eine solche Banknote aus. Einen ganzen Monat darf er den Geldschein weder ausgeben noch wechseln. Ohne dass er die Banknote antasten muss, ändert sich Adams' Leben...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Ein Zufall will es, dass der junge Bettler Tom Canty mit dem Kronprinzen Edward zusammentrifft - die verblüffende Ähnlichkeit beider Jungen ist wahrhaft erstaunlich! Es kommt, wie es kommen muss: Beide werden verwechselt, und während der Prinz sich auf den Straßen Londons bewähren muss, lebt Tom das Leben eines Prinzen. Doch eines Tages stirbt der König, und Tom soll zum neuen König gekrönt werden... Ein märchenhafter Roman von Mark Twain! Mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Er muss nicht vorgestellt werden: Tom Sawyer ist einer der bekanntesten Charaktere der literarischen Weltgeschichte. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Huckleberry Finn erlebt er zahlreiche Abenteuer. Mark Twains Roman gehört zu den Ecksteinen amerikanischer Romankultur. Mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit kompletter...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Hören Sie 50 der bekanntesten und lustigsten Kurzgeschichten des beliebtesten Autoren der USA! Ein türkisches Bad, Wie ich ein landwirtschaftliches Blatt herausgab, Beobachtung in Paris, Käptn Jones erklärt die Bibel, Ein Besuch des Niagara, Wagnermusik, Staatswirtschaft, Ein toller Prozess, Ein geheimnisvoller Besuch, Zeitungswesen in Tennessee, Einiges über Barbiere, Ein Miniaturreich im Weltmeer, Edward Jackson und Vanderbilt, Berliner Eindrücke, Kinderkrankheiten, Mrs. McWilliams beim Gewitter, Ein Tischgespräch, Rezept für Schwarzwälder Geschichten, Eine Rigibesteigung, Ein Landsmann, Noch ein Landsmann, Der selige Benjamin Franklin, Ein französisches Duell, Michelangelo,...read more

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain, beliebtester Schriftsteller Amerikas, war zweifellos ein großer Meister des humorvollen Reiseberichts. Keiner konnte die Eigenheiten eines Landes so pointiert beschreiben wie er. Und auch wenn er sich gerne spöttisch äußerte, ist es doch so, dass man am liebsten gleich selbst hinfahren möchte. Denn eines ist sicher: Auch hundert Jahre später sind seine Einsichten immer noch aktuell - und äußerst...read more

  • Mark Twain

    'The American Claimant is enormous fun. I'm here to celebrate the mad energy of this strange novel. In it we have the pleasure of seeing Mark Twain's imagination go berserk,' writes Bobbie Ann Mason in her introduction. The American Claimant is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches--fertile and familiar Mark Twain territory. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy. The central character, Colonel Mulberry Sellers, is an irrepressible, buoyant mad scientist, Mason writes, 'brimming with harebrained ideas. Nothing is impossible for him.... He's totally loopy.' His voluble...read more