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Bancroft Library Mark Twain Project

Overview
Works: 51 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 16,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PS1306, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Bancroft Library
 
Most widely held works by Bancroft Library
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 3,122 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
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,394 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( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone, Twain's uncensored autobiography is available in its entirety and exactly as he left it."--Publisher's description
No. 44, the mysterious stranger : being an ancient tale found in a jug and freely translated from the jug by Mark Twain( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,495 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
Mark Twain's book of animals by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 974 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
Is he dead? : a comedy in three acts by Mark Twain( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 807 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
Mark Twain's letters, 1876-1880 by Mark Twain( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 739 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 734 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 730 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 684 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain's career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions. The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark 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
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative text from the Mark Twain project. With all the original illustrations
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of his death. The 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, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered to be one of America's all-time brightest authors, Mark Twain has left his mark on the literary world. Authoring such gems as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain's insight on the ever-evolving and expanding America gave the world a better understanding of the social issues that plagued the country. Here, in his own words, Twain chronicles his life and career, offering some perspective on how his books were created
The works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union catalog of Clemens letters( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughing it by Mark Twain( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 129 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
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 107 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
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 79 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surprising final chapter of a great American life. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life'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 Shakespeares plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies. The autobiography's Closing Words movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript, Mark Twains caustic indictment of his putrescent pair of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency
 
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Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race
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Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human raceAutobiography of Mark Twain :No. 44, the mysterious stranger : being an ancient tale found in a jug and freely translated from the jugMark Twain's book of animalsIs he dead? : a comedy in three actsMark Twain's letters, 1876-1880Mark Twain's letters, 1876-1880Mark Twain's letters, 1876-1880
Alternative Names
Bancroft Library of Pacific Coast History Mark Twain Project

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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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