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Book Title: The Unabridged Mark Twain|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.50 MB
v The author of the book: Mark Twain
Edition: Running Press
Date of issue: December 31st 1976
ISBN 13: 9780914294542
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Read full description of the books The Unabridged Mark Twain:1) A Burlesque Biography
2) The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
3) The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins
4) The Awful German Language
5) Life on the Mississippi
6) A Medieval Romance
7) Extracts from Adam's Diary
8) Eve's Diary
9) Roughing it
10) How to Tell a Story
11) A Curious Dream
12) My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
13) A Mysterious Visit
14) The Experiences of the McWillamses with Membranous Croup
15) Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning
16) The Stolen White Elephant
17) Legend of Sagenfeld, in Germany
18) Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion
19) Travelling with a Reformer
20) The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton
21) the $30,000 Bequest
22) Curing a Cold
23) Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
24) The Canvasser's Tale
25) At the Appetite-Cure
26) Petition to Congress
Read information about the authorSamuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", 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. Twain had found his calling.
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.
Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
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