The Portable Mark Twain  -     By: Mark Twain
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The Portable Mark Twain

Penguin Classics / 2004 / Paperback

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The essential works of the great American humorist. Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twain's favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such 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 (including 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. This entirely new edition replaces the 1946 edition. Includes an introduction and suggestions for further reading.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0142437751
ISBN-13: 9780142437759
UPC: 051488017004
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Series: Portable Library

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Publisher's Description

Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twain's favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such 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 (including 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.

Author Bio

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, near the Mississippi River. He was celebrated for his uncompromising stands against injustice and imperialism and for his invariably quoted comments on any subject under the sun.

Tom Quirk is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His books include Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn and Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction.

Editorial Reviews

An indispensable anthology of America's indispensable author. (Justin Kaplan)

If you need a good solid comprehensive handful of Mark Twain to keep with you--and who doesn't?--this is it. (Roy Blount, Jr.)

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