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The portable Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain; Tom Quirk
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
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"This collection of Twain's favorite and most memorable writings includes such selected tales and sketches as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once," "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn," and "A True Story." It also features excerpts from his novels and travel books (Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi, among others); autobiographical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0142437751 9780142437759
OCLC Number: 56413662
Description: liv, 583 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County (1865) --
How I edited an agricultural journal once (1870) --
The story of the old ram --
Buck Fanshaw's funeral --
Letters from Greeley --
An encounter with an interviewer (1874) --
A true story, repeated word for word as I heard it (1874) --
From Innocents abroad (1869): The Sea of Galilee ; At the tomb of Adam --
From The gilded age (1873): Colonel Sellers entertains Washington Hawkins --
From A tramp aborad (1880): Jim Baker's blue-jay yarn ; The hair trunk --
From Life on the Mississippi (1883): The river and its history ; The boys' ambition ; Perplexing lessons ; Continued perplexities ; Sunrise on the river ; The house beautiful --
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) --
The private history of a campaign that failed (1885) --
From A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court: The Yankee in search of adventures ; The holy fountain --
Extracts from Adam's diary (1893) --
From The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), from Following the equator (1897): From The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson "Pudd'nhead Wilson's calendar" ; From Following the equator "Pudd'nhead Wilson's new calendar" ; "Decimating the savages" --
To the person sitting in darkness (1901) --
Corn-pone opinions (1901) --
Early days (1907) --
Speeches: Farewell banquet for Bayard Taylor (1878) ; Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims (1881) ; Advice to youth (1882) ; The alphabet and simplified spelling (1907) ; Education and citizenship (1908) --
Letters: To Mrs. Jane Clemens and Mrs. Moffett, 1/20/1866 ; To W. D. Howells, 12/8/1874 ; To W. D. Howells, 8/9/1876 ; To J. H. Burrough, 11/1/1876 ; To the Reverend J. H. Twichell, 1/26/1879 ; To Orion Clemens and family, 7/21/1883 ; To Frank A. Nichols, Secretary, Concord Free Trade Club, 3/1885 ; To Jeannette Gilder (not mailed), 5/14/1887 ; To Andrew Lang, early 1890 ; Fragment of letter to -, 1891 ; To Susan Crane, 3/19/1893 ; To Major "Jack" Downing, 2/26/1899 ; To W. D. Howells, 4/2/1899 ; To Reverend J. H. Twichell, 2/1902 ; To Miss Picard, 2/22/1902 ; To Robert Fulton, 5/24/1905.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Tom Quirk.
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"This collection of Twain's favorite and most memorable writings includes such selected tales and sketches as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once," "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn," and "A True Story." It also features excerpts from his novels and travel books (Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi, among others); autobiographical and polemical writings; as well as selected letters and speeches. The collection also reprints the complete text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including the often omitted "raftsmen" passage."--BOOK JACKET.

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