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The Portable Mark Twain (Viking Portable Library)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

'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.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150209
Editor:
De Voto, Bernard A.
Author:
De Voto, Bernard A.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
DeVoto, Bernard
Author:
Quirk, Tom
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Romance Norte Americano
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19770331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
802
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x1.50 in. 1.20 lbs.

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