Mark Twain

Mark Twain

by Mark Twain

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Overview

This vintage book (first published in 1948) contains a short biography of Mark Twain, with a wonderful selection of humourous and often aphoristic quotations taken from his writings. This concise and easy-to-digest text is full of interesting and entertaining information concerning Mr. Twain, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in his life and mind. A profusely illustrated antiquarian volume, this book is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910) better known by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, was a seminal American writer and humourist. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446510568
Publisher: Read Books
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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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Mark Twain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
aulsmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If all you've ever read of Mark Twain is Huckleberry Finn in high school, and all you remember is arguing about whether Twain is a racist or not, I highly recommend this collection, which includes several of his novels and a number of short stories. Before the brouhaha about Finn, Twain was considered one of the finest humorists in the United States, and we read him because he was funny. This anthology is ample evidence of why.
myzenart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's something about the comforting feel of this cinderblock of a book in the hand - and something serendipitously wonderful about dipping in at random intervals throughout its 1300 pages. When I found this one today for $3 at the Brattle, I told myself I'd KEEP it this time - and find all the other three as well!
SamClemensFan More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that Twain is my favorite author so I'm a little biased. These stories are timeless. I laugh harder every time I read them.