Bancroft Library Mark Twain Project
Most widely held works about Bancroft Library
Most widely held works by Bancroft Library
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
"Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, 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"--Publisher's description.
Is he dead? : a comedy in three acts by Mark Twain ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
"This comedy, which has never appeared in print or on stage, is at last available to the wide audience Mark Twain always wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna, as Twain emerged from one of the deepest depressions of his life, Is He Dead? shows his superb gift for humor operating at its most energetic. A reflection of Twain's perennial fascination with the theater, the play is sure to become a treasured addition to his remarkable legacy." "Elements of farce and social satire work together in Is He Dead? as Twain takes a characteristically wry look at the world market in art. The play centers on a group of poor artists in Barbizon, France, who stage the death of a friend to drive up the price of his paintings. In order to make this scheme succeed, the artists hatch various hilarious plots involving cross-dressing, a full-scale fake funeral, lovers' deceptions, and much more."--Jacket.
Mark Twain's letters 1876-1880. Volume 4, 1879 by Mark Twain ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's book of animals by Mark Twain ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Longtime admirers of Mark Twain are aware of how integral animals were to his work as a writer, starting with the first stories to bring him national acclaim and continuing through his final years, with many of these pieces left unpublished at his death. This beautiful volume, illustrated with 30 new images by master engraver Barry Moser, gathers writings from the full span of Mark Twain's career and elucidates his special attachment to and regard for animals. What may surprise even longtime readers and fans is that Twain was an early and ardent animal welfare advocate, the most prominent American of his day to take up that cause. Edited and selected by Shelley Fisher Fishkin, who has also supplied an introduction and afterword, Mark Twain's Book of Animals includes stories that are familiar along with those that are appearing in print for the first time. We encounter Twain at his silliest, his most philosophical, his most sardonic, and his most sentimental. Texts are dark as well as playful, repellent as well as appealing-as full of variety, complexity, surprise, and delight as the author himself-and bring into sharp relief a rarely observed aspect of Twain's work.
Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1 by Mark Twain ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain once wrote. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for one hundred years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." This first of three volumes presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Roughing it by Mark Twain ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the West.--P.  of cover.
Mark Twain Project Online authoritative texts, documents, and historical research ( )
in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
This site is intended to offer "unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents" for Mark Twain scholarship. "Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote." The site includes a personal citation gathering utility.
No. 44, the mysterious stranger : being an ancient tale found in a jug, and freely translated from the jug by Mark Twain ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Confidential terms to agents : the Occidental Publishing Company of San Francisco and the selling of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain : a facsimile of the broadsheet by Occidental Publishing Company ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The Mark Twain library by Mark Twain ( Book )
in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark) American fiction American literature American literature--Study and teaching American wit and humor Anecdotes Animal behavior Animal rights Artists Audiobooks Authors, American Authors and publishers Bancroft, Hubert Howe,--1832-1918 Bancroft Library Bancroft Library.--Mark Twain Project Bancroft Library.--Regional Oral History Office Biography Booksellers and bookselling Branch, Edgar Marquess,--1913- Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Drama Fantasy fiction Fiction France--Barbizon Fugitive slaves Hirst, Robert H Historiography History Humorists, American Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography Literary collections Literary historians Manuscripts Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Mississippi River Valley Missouri Quotations Records and correspondence Runaway children Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) Scholars Southern States Travel Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Universities and colleges--Faculty Webster, Charles L.,--1851-1891 West (U.S.)
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