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Fischer, Victor 1942-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 7,119 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Adventure stories  History  Historical fiction  Satire  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Victor Fischer
The prince and the pauper a tale for young people of all ages by Mark Twain( )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,094 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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Book )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edition prints the first and only text of Mark Twain's masterpiece ever based on his complete manuscript - including its first 663 pages, half the book, lost for over a hundred years until discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. Using this newly restored manuscript, the editors have recovered thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, "corrected," or simply overlooked by Mark Twain's "typewriter copyist" and his typesetters. The text includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by E.W. Kemble. It restores the raftsmen's episode, which Mark Twain casually agreed to let his publisher leave out of the first edition, and includes John Harley's lively drawings for it. And at the back of the book is a new gathering of manuscript passages, some photographically reproduced, showing how and with what extraordinary artistry Mark Twain revised his work. They include Jim's comically grotesque "ghost" story, unknown before the recent discovery of the manuscript. In addition, the editors provide more than seventy pages of detailed historical notes, a glossary, and five maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate various episodes in the story. Combining uniquely rich historical materials with a text as Mark Twain wanted it to be read, this should become the standard edition for all readers of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."--Jacket
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 690 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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom
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 34 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain : complete and authoritative edition by Mark Twain( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mark Twain papers by Mark Twain( Book )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )
in English and held by 2 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
To Russia with love an Alaskan's journey by Victor Fischer( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Son of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Germany and then Moscow, and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin, watching his friends' parents disappear after political arrests. Eleanor Roosevelt personally engineered the Fischer family's escape from Russia, and soon after Victor was serving in the United States Army in World War II and fighting opposite his childhood friends in the Russian and German armies. As a young adult, he went on to help shape Alaska's map by planning towns throughout the state. Thi
The works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mark Twain in the West : an exhibition by Victor Fischer( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Huck Finn reviewed : the reception of Huckleberry Finn in the United States, 1885-1897 by Victor Fischer( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (74)
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