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Mark Twain Sparknotes

  • The orphan Tom Sawyer, raised by his aunt, is never out of trouble for long. A mischievous, charming boy (not to mention genius at escaping from trouble), Tom's adventures involve many unwitting bystanders. From one moment to the next, the boy could change into a pirate, or ship's captain - when he's not trying to win Becky Thatcher for...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer's best friend, escapes down the Mississippi on a raft with the runaway slave, Jim. One of the iconic American novels, it caused a stir when published because of the vernacular used by Twain to characterize Jim and the people of the Mississippi. Twain's criticism of racial segregation and the treatment of slaves...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Only humor writer extraordinaire Mark Twain could inject so much wit and hilarity into the story of Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man. This short story takes the form of excerpts from Eve's personal journal, providing a unique feminine account of the first human couple that deviates in a few important regards from the "official" version.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1905
  • Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Observe, I do not mean to suggest that the custom of lying has suffered any decay or interruption--no, for the Lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend, is immortal, and cannot perish from the earth while this club remains....

    Publisher : Joshua James Press
    published : 2006
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Samuel Clemens who was one American known for his strong opinions and willingness to stand against injustice. Twain lived from 1853-1910. Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature.

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn ," Ernest Hemingway wrote, "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim,...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is a tribute to Twain's adolescence, it is filled with many crazy misadventures. Tom is a sly, street smart boy whose need for adventure almost gets him killed when he is the witness to a murder. This book is a great way to transcend yourself back to your own childhood experiences.

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions...

    Publisher : Pocket Books
    published : 2004
  • Although Mark Twain is revered as a master of American fiction, he was also known in his time for possessing a remarkable facility with the essay form. This collection of surprisingly insightful non-fiction and fiction pieces showcases Twain's astounding breadth as a writer. A must-read for fans of Twain's no-nonsense prose.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1906