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Mark My Words Mark Twain On Writing

  • 'It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them' Huck Finn spits, swears, smokes a pipe and never goes to school. With his too-big clothes and battered straw hat, Huck is in need of 'civilising', and the Widow Douglas is determined to take him in hand. And wouldn't...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2012
  • 'The Mysterious Stranger' is a glimpse beyond the normal buoyant and light hearted humor normally involved in a Mark Twain work. He expresses his pain to reveal a darker side of a brilliant author. He also asks controversial and deep personal questions on religion and oneself. If you have always been a Twain fan or have never had interest in his writing...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • In Mark Twain's comical satire of the art of telling tall tales in America 'A Horse's Tail', there was 'night so dark the cats ran against each other he wrote of 'a horse so fast the wagon started thirty yards ahead of the cloudburst and made it home without a drop of...' Twain extra ordinary sense of imagination and humor makes this a classic for...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • This tale takes place in Sixth-Century England in Camelot where King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table live. Hank Morgan finds himself there after he is mysteriously transported there from his home in Nineteenth-Century New England. Although this story is very funny, it still hits on serious topics like; white slavery , prejudice, confiscation...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2009
  • Selected works of humour and criticism by a revered American master. Beloved by millions, Mark Twain is the quintessential American writer. More than anyone else, his blend of scepticism, caustic wit and sharp prose defines a certain American mythos. While his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is still taught to anyone who attends school...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • Introduction by George Saunders Commentary by Thomas Perry Sergeant, Bernard DeVoto, Clifton Fadiman, T. S. Eliot, and Leo Marx ??All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn ,? Ernest Hemingway wrote. ?It?s the best book we?ve had.? A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from the...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2000
  • This book fulfils a keenly-felt need for a modern, comprehensive dictionary of Scottish Gaelic into English. The numerous examples of usage and idiom in this work have been modelled on examples culled from modern literature, and encompass many registers ranging from modern colloquial speech, to more elaborate literary constructions. The main contemporary...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2003
  • Tom Sawyer Abroad sees Tom, Huck Finn and Jim board a futuristic hot air balloon bound for Africa, in a parody of the popular science fiction/travel adventure stories of the time. In Africa they encounter wild animals and immense man-made wonders. The novel is narrated by Huck Finn.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Though Mark Twain is best remembered as perhaps the quintessential American humor writer, he was also a keen observer and critic of cultural and social trends. In this vein, he undertook a book-length discussion and analysis of Christian Science and New Thought, both of which enjoyed immense popularity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1907
  • Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance is a short volume, published by Sheldon in 1871, is Mark Twain's third book. It consists of two stories - First Romance, which had originally appeared in The Express in 1870, and A Burlesque Autobiography (bearing no relationship to Twain's actual life), which first appeared in Twain's...

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    published : 2010