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Fischer, Victor 1942-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 9,476 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Adventure stories  History  Historical fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victor Fischer
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text of this new scholarly edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the first ever to be based on Mark Twain's complete, original manuscript - including its first 665 pages, half the book, which had been lost for over a hundred years when they turned up in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The editors have thoroughly re-edited the text, restoring thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, overlooked, or corrupted by Mark Twain's typist, typesetters, and proofreaders." "The new introduction traces the history of Mark Twain's writing of the novel in erratic stints from 1876 until the completion of the manuscript in the summer of 1883. It continues with the editing and production of the book, the selection of Edward W. Kemble as illustrator, and the printing of the first edition, with the dramatic discovery of a salacious defaced illustration on the eve of publication. An account of the book's reception and sales is included." "This edition also includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by 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." "The editorial material is extraordinarily rich. The editors provide detailed historical notes, a glossary, maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate episodes in the story, and several documentary appendixes: Mark Twain's literary working notes; facsimile manuscript pages; selected passages from the manuscript, which illustrate how carefully Mark Twain revised, stage by stage; reproductions of the author's revisions of the text in preparation for his reading tours; and contemporary advertisements and publisher's announcements." "This wealth of supplementary material also includes, in the textual appendixes, a description of the manuscript and all texts used in preparing this edition, as well as a complete list of the author's revisions, and the record of every variant between the manuscript and the first edition, all essential tools for the scholar."--Jacket
Mark Twain's Autobiography : in two volumes by Mark Twain( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 849 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
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the others very different station in life
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faithfully reproduced from the University of California scholarly edition, sparingly annotated, and includes all the original illustrations that Twain commissioned for the orginal edition
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative text from the Mark Twain project. With all the original illustrations
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 489 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 367 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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 101 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( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the third 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
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

Mark Twain's letters by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mark Twain papers by Mark Twain( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain in the West : an exhibition by Victor Fischer( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human race by Lin Salamo( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world
Microfilm edition of Mark Twain's literary manuscripts available in the Mark Twain Papers, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The texts reproduced here include holograph manuscripts as well as dictated manuscripts, in the hand of an amanuensis, for both published and heretofore unpublished manuscripts by Mark Twain or members of his immediate family
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "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."--Container
Microfilm edition of Mark Twain's manuscript letters now in the Mark Twain Papers, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The texts reproduced here include holograph manuscripts as well as dictated manuscripts, in the hand of an amanuensis, for both published and heretofore unpublished letters by Mark Twain or members of his immediate family. Letters through 1875 have been edited as part of Mark Twain's Letters (6 volumes; University of California Press, 1988-2002)
Dicas úteis para uma vida fútil : um manual para a maldita raça humana by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
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Fischer Victor 1942-....

Fischer, Victor Alan, 1942-

피셔, 빅터

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Mark Twain's Autobiography : in two volumesThe prince and the pauperAdventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade)The prince and the pauperMark Twain's helpful hints for good living : a handbook for the damned human raceAutobiography of Mark TwainMark Twain's lettersThe Mark Twain papersAutobiography of Mark Twain