Following the Equator By Mark Twain
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Following the Equator

Following The Equator is a travel book from Mark Twain, published in 1897. It came about after a tour he made of the British Empire, and includes biting and witty observations, criticising racism, imperialism and missionaries. Fully illustrated, each chapter starts with a 'Pudd'nhead maxim', which are ironic wisdoms from the Twain character 'Pudd'nhead Wilson'. Here's an example; 'Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh...

A Tramp Abroad By Mark Twain
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A Tramp Abroad By Mark Twain

A Tramp Abroad, published in 1880, is Mark Twain's second travel book, a sequel to his immensely popular The Innocents Abroad. Here Twain returns to Europe in the company of a genial "goad, guide, and all-purpose straight man" modeled on his friend and real-life traveling companion, Joe Twitchell. The eccentric journey they take through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and other countries constantly veers into imaginative burlesques, exa...

Mark Twain Essays
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Mark Twain Essays

This is a collection of three of the essays written by Mark Twain. Included is The Fly, Thou Shalt Not Kill, and The War Prayer. The War Prayer is a scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. This was published after his death for fear that his family may be affected by his views.

The Innocents Abroad By Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad

Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Mark Twain's Book of Animals

Longtime admirers of Mark Twain are aware of how integral animals were to his work as a writer, from his first stories through his final years, including many pieces that were left unpublished at his death.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 ev...

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Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

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 ...

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Mark Twain's Correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers, 1893-1909

This collection of correspondence between Clemens and Rogers may be thought of as a continuation of Mark Twain's Letters to His Publishers, 1867-1894, edited by Hamlin Hill. It completes the story begun there of Samuel Clemens's business affairs, especially insofar as they concern dealings with publishers; and it documents Clemens's progress from financial disaster, with the Paige typesetter and Webster & Company, to renewed pros...

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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1

"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...