The Complete Works of Mark Twain

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

by Mark Twain, GP Editors

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Overview

This is the collection of COMPLETE WORKS of America's favourite storyteller—Mark Twain. The eBook contains all novels, short stories—even the very rare ones—essays, non-fiction, letters and poems.
Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language.
This ebook contains Dickens' complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Dickens' enduring literary legacy again and again.

This collection features the following works:
1. NOVELS
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
A Horse's Tale
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The American Claimant
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today
The Mysterious Stranger
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
The Prince and the Pauper
Tom Sawyer Abroad
Tom Sawyer, Detective
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

2. SHORT STORIES COLLECTION
3. SHORT STORIES
4. POETRY
5. ESSAYS
6. NON-FICTION

MARK TWAIN:
Mark Twain (Originally Samuel Langhorne Clemens), was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1885), and 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received.
He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.
Twain died on April 21, 1910, having survived his children Langdon, Susan and Jean as well as his wife, Olivia. In his lifetime, he became a distinguished member of the literati, and was honored by Yale, the University of Missouri, and Oxford with literary degrees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788180320101
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Series: Global Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 3600
Sales rank: 61,291
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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The complete works of Mark Twain 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure what the other reviewer is talking about, but this collection is complete.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's "The War Prayer"? "Letters from the Earth"? "The United States of Lyncherdom"? "The Lowest Animal"? This is The Complete, Warm-and-Fuzzy, Feel-Good, Safely Innocuous Works of Mark Twain (where we all left off in elementary school). All of his edgy, controversial stuff -- i.e., his best work -- is conspicuously absent. This deserves at least three stars because what's here is good AS FAR AS IT GOES, but I have to penalize it by at least one star on principle. I'd like to think Mr. Clemens would agree.
psikes More than 1 year ago
The book is wonderful Twain at his best. The nook version is not so wonderful. On my nook version 2 there is no way to control font size and it seems to be set as large as it will go.
hannahelaine More than 1 year ago
i found the table of contents intuitive and very easy to navigate. i haven't opened up every single story to make sure it's there yet, but the several that i did click through to opened fine and the formatting was great. i'm super stoked to have all of these amazing stories -- twain is a genius. TIP: if you find yourself on a blank page, just keeping clicking through with the forward button until the page appears.
EggmanJV More than 1 year ago
Fabulous buy. Enough Twain to keep you busy for a year. Includes his classics and many of his short essays highlighting his unmatched humor. The negative comments about navigating this book are bogus. Simply use the Nook table of contents rather than the table at the front of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a scanned document and is unfortunately unreadable
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This is really a bargain. I've been reading all kinds Mark Twain stories and love 'em. Before, I had to hold my 3-inch anthology with great difficulty. Now, only the Nook. Who could ask for anything more?
TMUBand More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated by the incredible mind and thought process that Mr. Clemens brings to his craft. His political analysis of the character of man in the 1860's forward resonates loudly today. This collection of all the works of Mark Twain is a treausre, it allows the reader to take a lifetime journey with a man who saw the greatness and foibles of humankind. This book may be the best 5,400 plus 99 cent purchase you'll ever make.
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