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The Unabridged Mark Twain

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  748 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Twenty-seven selections are included in a collection of novels and short stories reset from first editions approved by the author and representing the best of Mark Twain.
Paperback, 1292 pages
Published December 31st 1976 by Running Press Book Publishers (first published March 1st 1976)
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Aug 15, 2007 Lo rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people with strong backs.
Heavy, with breakable spine.
Doug Smith
This is the book that got me started on Twain (not counting the obligatory "have tos" of Tom and Huckleberry).

I had forgotten about the old dead dude until one day in a college book store, this block of a book jumped out at me. The cover caricature was humorous. In the front matter was a short piece, "About the Weather in this Book." It was humorous. I glanced at the table of contents and then leafed through the 1,300 pages catching humorous phrases at about every pause. This was not the work o...more
1) A Burlesque Biography
2) The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
3) The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins
4) The Awful German Language
5) Life on the Mississippi
6) A Medieval Romance
7) Extracts from Adam's Diary
8) Eve's Diary
9) Roughing it
10) How to Tell a Story
11) A Curious Dream
12) My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
13) A Mysterious Visit
14) The Experiences of the McWillamses with Membranous Croup
15) Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning
16) The Stolen White Elephant
17) Legend of Sagenfeld, in Germany
18) Some...more
1) "After" Jenkins
2) The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
3) The Innocents Abroad
4) The Undertaker's Chat
5) The Danger of Lying in Bed
6) Lionizing Murderers
7) A True Story Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It
8) An Encounter with an Interviewer
9) About Barbers
10) The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
11) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
12) The Journals of Germany
13) The Prince and the Pauper
14) On the Decay of the Art of Lying
15) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur...more
Jennifer Curtin
EDLI 200 requirement: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Pages 437-585. Classics
Genre: Classic
Reading Level:Grade 5-8

The timeless story of Tom Sawyer and a broad range of characters in a small town along the Mississippi River during the early 19th century is full of humor, boyhood fantasy,racial injustice and mystery. Tom embodies the adventurous creativity of children before the dawn of television and video games. In classic from, he schemes endlessly to avoid both church and school. Tom is an all...more
Gordon Gravley
I can't say that I enjoy everything that Twain wrote, but I think it is important he is read today more than ever. Not only is his work a slice of Americana, it is a part of American History. We can learn a lot about where we're at presently through his humorous, insightful eye. A collection like this one gives you the opportunity to find something you'll enjoy.
Some of his short unknown (at least to me) don't really interest us.
It's a real challenge to read aloud with all the dialect. But the dialect is so much part of the pieces.
Enjoyed the frog story (how many times have I read it ... well into the double digits.)
There is a review below mentioning "the interview", sooo funny. I love it. I haven't read the whole book but it is a great one to have around as it is full of great stories.
Kimberly Lewis
Absolutely loved all the stories. My favorite is "The Interview"- one I'd never read before...hysterically funny- classic, tongue-in-cheek Twain.
Fredrick Danysh
A collection of the writings of Mark Twain displaying his humor and satire. For the most part, he wrote about places that he had visited.
As a body of one writer's work it is truly amazing to see the sheer volume of good writing some peolpe are capable of.
This is the correct book, altho the description says "2 pages", and it is actually 1,292 pages!
Locke Mackenzie
Here is the best of Mark Twain wrapped up in a nice little, okay the book is hefty, package.
this might take me a while...dude wrote a lot.
Katherine Jensen
Finished volume 2 on December 11, 2006.
Really good collection.
Even better than expected.
Mary Tuley
Aug 09, 2007 Mary Tuley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody.
The perfect compilation.
Rachel Dowty
Jun 06, 2007 Rachel Dowty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a thorough reading of Mark Twain
Mark Twain is great.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work...more
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