The Life of Mark Twain: The Middle Years by Gary Scharnhorst

The Life of Mark Twain: The Middle Years, 1871-1891: The Middle Years, 1871-1891 (Mark Twain and His Circle) by Gary Scharnhorst
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Overview: The second volume of Gary Scharnhorst’s three-volume biography chronicles the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens between his move with his family from Buffalo to Elmira (and then Hartford) in spring 1871 and their departure from Hartford for Europe in mid-1891.
During this time he wrote and published some of his best-known works, including Roughing It, The Gilded Age, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Tramp Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, Lifeon the Mississippi,Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Significant events include his trips to England (1872-73) and Bermuda (1877); the controversy over his Whittier Birthday Speech in December 1877; his 1878-79 Wanderjahr on the continent; his 1882 tour of the Mississippi valley; his 1884-85 reading tour with George Washington Cable; his relationships with his publishers (Elisha Bliss, James R. Osgood, Andrew Chatto, and Charles L. Webster); the death of his son, Langdon, and the births and childhoods of his daughters Susy, Clara, and Jean; as well as the several lawsuits and personal feuds in which he was involved. During these years, too, Clemens expressed his views on racial and gender equality and turned to political mugwumpery; supported the presidential campaigns of Grover Cleveland; advocated for labor rights, international copyright, and revolution in Russia; founded his own publishing firm; and befriended former president Ulysses S. Grant, supervising the publication of Grant’s Memoirs.
The Life of Mark Twain is the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in more than a century and has already been hailed as the definitive Twain biography.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 2 by Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 2 by Mark Twain, Grover Gardner (Narrator)
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Overview: Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant best seller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.

The eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.

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Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 1 by Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain, Grover Gardner (Narrator)
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Overview: “I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away – to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.”

Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his “Final (and Right) Plan” for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion – to “talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment” – meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be “dead, and unaware, and indifferent” and that he was therefore free to speak his “whole frank mind”.

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) was born Samuel L. Clemens in the town of Florida, Missouri. One of the most popular and influential authors our nation has ever produced, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. He has been called not only the greatest humorist of his age but the father of American literature.
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Mark Twain among the Indians by Kerry Driscoll

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples by Kerry Driscoll
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Overview: Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketches, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials-including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens’s personal library-Driscoll charts the development of the writer’s ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the various geographic and social milieus of communities he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford’s Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens’s 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain’s shorter works.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Around the World With Mark Twain by way of Robert Cooper

Around the World With Mark Twain by way of Robert Cooper
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Overview: On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years previous and deeply in debt, boarded an evening teach to Cleveland, launching a efficiency excursion designed to relieve his monetary woes, and, extra importantly, resuscitate his adjust ego, Mark Twain.

The adventure took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa, and resulted in the resurrection of Twain as a celeb. Equal portions travelogue, social historical past, and biography, Around the World with Mark Twain paints a decidedly other portrait of Clemens: a extra tragic, darker determine who confronted monetary smash and private loss all the way through his existence.

Around the World with Mark Twain delights whilst deepening our figuring out of this magnificent persona.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Around the World With Mark Twain by means of Robert Cooper

Around the World With Mark Twain by means of Robert Cooper
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 3.22 MB
Overview: On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years outdated and deeply in debt, boarded an evening teach to Cleveland, launching a efficiency excursion designed to relieve his monetary woes, and, extra importantly, resuscitate his modify ego, Mark Twain.

The adventure took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa, and resulted in the resurrection of Twain as a celeb. Equal portions travelogue, social historical past, and biography, Around the World with Mark Twain paints a decidedly other portrait of Clemens: a extra tragic, darker determine who confronted monetary damage and private loss all through his existence.

Around the World with Mark Twain delights whilst deepening our working out of this magnificent character.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Mark Twain – Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

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Mark Twain – Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3

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Mark Twain – Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2

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TTC – Life and Work of Mark Twain

TTC – Life and Work of Mark Twain
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Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii by Mark Twain
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Overview: 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 artist.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non Fiction

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A Historical Guide to Mark Twain by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

A Historical Guide to Mark Twain by Shelley Fisher Fishkin
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Overview: Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printer’s apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, remains to this day one of the most enduring and beloved of America’s great writers. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Mark Twain addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Twain’s work, including religion, commerce, race, gender, social class, and imperialism. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author’s life and times.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Mark Twain – Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

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Mark Twain: A Life


Mark Twain: A Life
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