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Fischer, Victor 1942-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 6,594 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Adventure stories  Records and correspondence  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories, American  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victor Fischer
The adventures of Tom Sawyer / illustrations by Paul Geiger ; afterword by Bernard DeVoto by Mark Twain ( Book )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 2,139 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
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain ( Book )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What am I writing? A historical tale of 300 years ago, simply for the love of it." Mark Twain's "tale" became his first historical novel, The Prince and the Pauper, published in 1881. Intricately plotted, it was intended to have the feel of history even though it was only the stuff of legend. In sixteenth-century England, young Prince Edward (son of Henry VIII) and Tom Canty, a pauper boy who looks exactly like him, are suddenly forced to change places. The prince endures "rags & hardships" while the pauper suffers the "horrible miseries of princedom." Mark Twain called his book a "tale for y
Mark Twain's helpful hints for good living a handbook for the damned human race by Mark Twain ( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,868 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 )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 557 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 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 36 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
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 )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 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 works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 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
Mark Twain's letters by Mark Twain ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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
Autobiography of Mark Twain. complete and authoritative edition by Mark Twain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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
Fischer Victor 1942-....
Languages
English (85)
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