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Fischer, Victor 1942-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 8,521 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victor Fischer
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Tom Sawyer's comrade ... by Mark Twain( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition prints the first and only text of Mark Twain's masterpiece ever based on his complete manuscript - including its first 663 pages, half the book, lost for over a hundred years until discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. Using this newly restored manuscript, the editors have recovered thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, "corrected," or simply overlooked by Mark Twain's "typewriter copyist" and his typesetters. The text includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by E.W. Kemble. It restores the raftsmen's episode, which Mark Twain casually agreed to let his publisher leave out of the first edition, and includes John Harley's lively drawings for it. And at the back of the book is a new gathering of manuscript passages, some photographically reproduced, showing how and with what extraordinary artistry Mark Twain revised his work. They include Jim's comically grotesque "ghost" story, unknown before the recent discovery of the manuscript. In addition, the editors provide more than seventy pages of detailed historical notes, a glossary, and five maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate various episodes in the story. Combining uniquely rich historical materials with a text as Mark Twain wanted it to be read, this should become the standard edition for all readers of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."--Jacket
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the others very different station in life
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Container
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text of this new scholarly edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the first ever to be based on Mark Twain's complete, original manuscript - including its first 665 pages, half the book, which had been lost for over a hundred years when they turned up in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The editors have thoroughly re-edited the text, restoring thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, overlooked, or corrupted by Mark Twain's typist, typesetters, and proofreaders." "The new introduction traces the history of Mark Twain's writing of the novel in erratic stints from 1876 until the completion of the manuscript in the summer of 1883. It continues with the editing and production of the book, the selection of Edward W. Kemble as illustrator, and the printing of the first edition, with the dramatic discovery of a salacious defaced illustration on the eve of publication. An account of the book's reception and sales is included." "This edition also includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by Kemble. It restores the raftsmen's episode, which Mark Twain casually agreed to let his publisher leave out of the first edition, and includes John Harley's lively drawings for it." "The editorial material is extraordinarily rich. The editors provide detailed historical notes, a glossary, maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate episodes in the story, and several documentary appendixes: Mark Twain's literary working notes; facsimile manuscript pages; selected passages from the manuscript, which illustrate how carefully Mark Twain revised, stage by stage; reproductions of the author's revisions of the text in preparation for his reading tours; and contemporary advertisements and publisher's announcements." "This wealth of supplementary material also includes, in the textual appendixes, a description of the manuscript and all texts used in preparing this edition, as well as a complete list of the author's revisions, and the record of every variant between the manuscript and the first edition, all essential tools for the scholar."--Jacket
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook--an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race--contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world"--Publisher's description
Mark Twain's letters by Mark Twain( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook--an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race--contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life
Mark Twain's letters by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1917 volume offers a collection of letters arranged by noted Twain biographer Albert Bigelow Paine
The works of Mark Twain / the prince and the pauper / ed. by Victor Fischer by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confidential terms to agents : the Occidental Publishing Company of San Francisco and the selling of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain : a facsimile of the broadsheet by Occidental Publishing Company( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mark Twain papers by Mark Twain( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography in which American author Mark Twain, writing from his deathbed, tells the story of his life and experiences
Mark Twain in the West : an exhibition by Victor Fischer( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What am I writing? A historical tale of 300 years ago, simply for the love of it." Mark Twain's "tale" became his first historical novel, The Prince and the Pauper, published in 1881. Intricately plotted, it was intended to have the feel of history even though it was only the stuff of legend. In sixteenth-century England, young Prince Edward (son of Henry VIII) and Tom Canty, a pauper boy who looks exactly like him, are suddenly forced to change places. The prince endures "rags & hardships" while the pauper suffers the "horrible miseries of princedom." Mark Twain called his book a "tale for y
The works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the works of Mark Twain including the complete texts of 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Huckleberry Finn', selections from his travel and humorous sketches, & excerpts from lesser-known novels
Microfilm edition of Mark Twain's manuscript letters now in the Mark Twain Papers, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The texts reproduced here include holograph manuscripts as well as dictated manuscripts, in the hand of an amanuensis, for both published and heretofore unpublished letters by Mark Twain or members of his immediate family. Letters through 1875 have been edited as part of Mark Twain's Letters (6 volumes; University of California Press, 1988-2002)
Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living A Handbook for the Damned Human Race by Lin Salamo( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook-an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race-contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world
Microfilm edition of Mark Twain's literary manuscripts available in the Mark Twain Papers, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The texts reproduced here include holograph manuscripts as well as dictated manuscripts, in the hand of an amanuensis, for both published and heretofore unpublished manuscripts by Mark Twain or members of his immediate family
To Russia with love : an Alaskan's journey by Victor Fischer( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Son of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Germany and then Moscow, and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin, watching his friends' parents disappear after political arrests. Eleanor Roosevelt personally engineered the Fischer family's escape from Russia, and soon after Victor was serving in the United States Army in World War II and fighting opposite his childhood friends in the Russian and German armies. As a young adult, he went on to help shape Alaska's map by planning towns throughout the state. Thi
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Tom Sawyer's comrade ...
Alternative Names
Fischer Victor 1942-....

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English (153)

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The prince and the pauperAutobiography of Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismMark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human raceMark Twain's lettersMark Twain's lettersThe works of Mark Twain / the prince and the pauper / ed. by Victor FischerThe Mark Twain papers