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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 1835-1910

Overview
Works: 1,474 works in 2,781 publications in 7 languages and 7,144 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Autobiographies  Satire  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Collector, Inscriber, Honoree, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1306, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Samuel Langhorne Clemens
 
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Most widely held works by Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Children's literature for dramatization : an anthology by Geraldine Brain Siks( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic stories and verse are collected for performance by children
Children's literature : the development of criticism by Peter Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This practical guide provides an introduction to English-language children's literature from the eighteenth century to 2000. The book opens with a discussion of the often controversial theory and history of this influential and entertaining subject, and explores the ways in which it can be approached. Children's Literature offers a helpful and inspiring foundation for further study, and will be an essential resource for students from disciplines as varied as literature, history, education and cultural studies, and the general reader."--Jacket
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

50 editions published between 1883 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flodens og de store hjuldamperes glansperiode omkring 1850-65
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Book )

25 editions published between 1876 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceived at first as an adult book of reminiscences, then revised somewhat with an eye on the tastes of a youthful audience, Tom Sawyer has achieved an amazing double success. Tom's pirate gang, the whitewashing of the fence, his attempt with Huck Finn to cure warts with a dead cat in a cemetery, their witness to murder, their flight to Jackson's Island are a delight for readers of all age
A tramp abroad by Mark Twain( Book )

19 editions published between 1880 and 1921 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twain's account of a European trip, filled with "exaggerations, tall tales, and humorous digressions."
Roughing it by Mark Twain( Book )

26 editions published between 1871 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the silver-mining fever in the Nevada Territory based on Twain's own experiences
Mark Twain's library of humor by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous sampling of 145 short stories from America's most popular humorists of the 19th century and 29 other great American humorists
The gilded age by Mark Twain( Book )

26 editions published between 1874 and 1976 in English and Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume one and two complete in one volume
Tom Sawyer : a play in four acts by Paul Kester( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of the 19th century man of letters
The gilded age and later novels by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gilded Age (1873) gave its name to an era. The book originated in a dinner-party challenge: Twain and his Hartford neighbor Charles Dudley Warner, complaining about the low quality of the novels their wives were reading, were asked if they could do better. The resulting collaboration is a panorama of an age in which vast fortunes piled up amid thriving corruption, and of the nation's capital, teeming with would-be power brokers. It features the remarkable Colonel Sellers, a visionary convinced that his odd inventions and schemes will bring him fame and riches." "Colonel Sellers returns in The American Claimant (1892), an encore performance that takes off into realms of freewheeling antics. Now the would-be heir to an English title, Sellers concocts a host of extravagant inventions, like a "cursing phonograph" for timid sea captains and a method for "materializing" the dead. As he worked on this farrago of multiple role reversals and madcap schemes, Twain wrote, "I wake up in the night laughing at its ridiculous situations."" "Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) and Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896) are late, fanciful extensions of the adventures begun in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In the first, Tom and Huck and Jim escape again from civilization, not on a raft but in a balloon which carries them across the Atlantic. In Tom Sawyer, Detective, Twain transposes a seventeenth-century Danish murder case to America, letting his famous pair play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson." "Twain's haunting final novel, left in manuscript after his death, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger, is an uncanny psychic adventure set in the gothic gloom of a medieval Austrian village. Unusual among Twain's works for its phantasmagoric trappings, the novel powerfully interrogates the latent powers of the human mind. Originally published in heavily edited form, it appears here in the authoritative text established a half century after Twain's death."--Jacket
Tom Sawyer abroad by Mark Twain( Book )

9 editions published between 1894 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Sawyer abroad: When Tom and his friends Huck and Jim find themselves in accidental possession of a balloon, their lack of experience does not stop them from making a series of journeys over the Atlantic Ocean. Dog of Flanders: The story of an imaginative little boy, a loving old man and a faithful dog living together in love despite their poverty
My dear bro : a letter from Samuel Clemens to his brother Orion by Samuel Langhorne Clemens( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain( Book )

11 editions published between 1896 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Justin Kaplan. Afterword by Susan K. Harris
The innocents abroad, or, The new pilgrims' progress : being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land by Mark Twain( Book )

17 editions published between 1879 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have dound out, Mark Twain once wrote, "that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." It was a lesson he had actually learned when, as a young journalist, he set sail for Europe and the Holy Land with "the first organized pleasure party ever assembled for a transatlantic voyage."
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel of Mark Twain's-"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"--Gives us an odd view of the American literary genius; it shows his bent toward science fiction
Mark Twain's (burlesque) autobiography ; and, First romance by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's (burlesque)autobiography and first romance Digitized by the Arnold Bernhard Library January, 2002
Mark Twain's autobiography by Samuel Langhorne Clemens( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain : life as I find it ; essays, sketches, tales, and other material, the majority of which is now published in book form for the first time by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Though Mark Twain is perhaps most famous for his humorous writings, and a playful tone is evident in many of his early works, the pervasive sense of pessimism in many of his later works was acknowledged by critics and fans alike. In this 1922 volume, literary critic Van Wyck Brooks explores an idea that seems to counter the popular view of the beloved author: that his career was a tragedy because his creative spirit was so damaged by his pessimism. Called "the most important and the most essential" work about Mark Twain in a New York Times piece by the eminent literary scholar William Lyon Phelps, this penetrating book casts a different light on the man popularly remembered as a comic in a white suit
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityTwain, Mark, 1835-1910

Clemens, S. L. 1835-1910

Clemens, Samuel

Clemens, Samuel 1835-1910

Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L. 1835-1910

Clemens, Samuel Langhorn 1835-1910

Klemens, Sami︠u︡ėl 1835-1910

Klemens, Samuėlʹ 1835-1910

Klemens, Seĭmeul Lenghorn 1835-1910

Klemenss, Semjuels 1835-1910

Kʻo-lan-man-ssu, Sai-mi-erh Lang-en 1835-1910

Langhorne-Clemens, Samuel 1835-1910

Langhorne, Samuel 1835-1910

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Life on the MississippiThe adventures of Tom SawyerRoughing itMark Twain's library of humorThe autobiography of Mark TwainThe gilded age and later novelsPersonal recollections of Joan of ArcThe innocents abroad, or, The new pilgrims' progress : being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy LandA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court