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Bancroft Library Mark Twain Project

Overview
Works: 35 works in 107 publications in 3 languages and 11,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Arthurian romances  Autobiographies  Anecdotes  Quotations 
Roles: Publishing director
Classifications: PS1308, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Bancroft Library
 
Most widely held works by Bancroft Library
Is he dead? : a comedy in three acts by Mark Twain( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second volume of the author's autobiographical dictations, sharing his experiences through all periods of his life with his distinctive wit and opinionated delivery, along with extensive explanatory notes and extra material
Mark Twain's book of animals by Mark Twain( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member 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the first stories to bring him national acclaim and continuing through his final years, with many of these pieces left unpublished at his death.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
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third and final volume crowns and completes [Twain's] work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt; founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies"--Dust jacket flap
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is Mark Twain's first novel about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and it has become one of the world's best loved books. It is a fond reminiscence of life in Hannibal, Missouri, an evocation of Mark Twain's one boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. The Mark Twain Library edition contains the only text since the first edition (1876) to be based directly on the author's manuscript and to include all of the "200 rattling pictures" Mark Twain commissioned from one of his favorite illustrators, True W. Williams. This landmark anniversary edition contains a selection of original documents by Mark Twain, including several letters in his inimitable voice about writing Tom Sawyer and about its original publication."--Back cover
Roughing it by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member 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. [4] of cover
Autobiography of Mark Twain : reader's edition by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety & exactly as he left it. For 100 years since Twain's death the manuscript has been under lock & key, in accordance with his instructions
Mark Twain Project Online authoritative texts, documents, and historical research( )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irreverent, charming, and 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
L'autobiographie de Mark Twain une histoire américaine by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au cours des quinze dernières années de sa vie, M. Twain se consacre à l'écriture d'une importante autobiographie, spécifiant qu'elle ne devra paraître que cent ans après sa mort. Parue aux Etats-Unis en 2010, elle embrasse histoire personnelle, passion de l'écrit, histoire de l'Amérique et portraits de contemporains
No. 44, the mysterious stranger : being an ancient tale found in a jug and freely translated from the jug by Mark Twain( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press
Mark Twain's letters 1876-1880 by Mark Twain( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American author
Mark Twain's letters 1876-1880 by Mark Twain( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American author
Mark Twain's letters 1876-1880 by Mark Twain( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American author
Mark Twain's letters 1876-1880 by Mark Twain( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American author
 
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Is he dead? : a comedy in three acts
Alternative Names
Bancroft Library of Pacific Coast History Mark Twain Project

Mark Twain Project.

Mark Twain Project (Bancroft Library)

Twain Project, Bancroft Library.

University of California (Berkeley). Bancroft library. Mark Twain Project.

University of California (Berkeley) Mark Twain Project

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French (2)

German (1)

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Mark Twain's book of animalsMark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human raceAutobiography of Mark TwainThe adventures of Tom SawyerRoughing itAutobiography of Mark Twain : reader's editionNo. 44, the mysterious stranger : being an ancient tale found in a jug and freely translated from the jugAutobiography of Mark Twain