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Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race
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ISBN: 1282463160 9786612463167 0520931343 1597347361 9780520931343 0520242459 9780520242456 9781597347365 1417545372 9781417545377 Year: 2004 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Irreverent, charming, eminently "able, this handbook-an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race-contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twain's personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twain's characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world. These texts, some of them new or out of print for decades, have been selected and meticulously prepared by the editors at the Mark Twain Project.

"Hatching ruin," or, Mark Twain's road to bankruptcy
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ISBN: 0826263364 9780826263360 0826214509 9780826214508 Year: 2003 Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press,

Constructing Mark Twain : new directions in scholarship
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ISBN: 0826263550 9780826263551 9780826213778 0826213774 1417528311 9781417528318 Year: 2001 Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press,

Mark Twain
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ISBN: 1280427787 0198038062 1602566968 9780198038061 0195184858 9780195184853 0195170199 Year: 2004 Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press,

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Mark Twain is one of the first volumes in the 'Lives and Legacies' series on notable figures. Ziff considers Twain's career and his works in the context of the literary and social culture of his time and his own ambiguous attitude towards his fame as a humourist.

Mark Twain : the complete interviews
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ISBN: 0817315764 9780817315764 0817315225 9780817315221 Year: 2006 Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,

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The great writer's irascible wit shines in this comprehensive collection. This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard Shaw, T


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Mark Twain's own autobiography : the chapters from the North American review
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ISBN: 1282594842 9786612594847 0299234738 9780299234737 0299234746 9780299234744 9780299234744 Year: 2010 Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press,


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Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. Clemens
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ISBN: 1282556215 9786612556210 0520945492 9780520945494 0520252578 9780520252578 0520269853 9780520269859 Year: 2010 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the southerner transformed himself into a westerner and finally a New Englander. This re-examination of Twain's life is informed by newly discovered archival materials that provide the most complex view of the man and writer to date.

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