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The Unabridged Mark Twain

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  1,518 ratings  ·  26 reviews
These hefty collections of favorite authors feature their best work, reset from the original first editions that were approved by the authors themselves.
Paperback, 1292 pages
Published December 31st 1976 by Running Press (first published March 1st 1976)
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Aug 15, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people with strong backs.
Heavy, with breakable spine.
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
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
Gordon Gravley
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even better than expected.
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really good collection.
Helena Sheibler
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read this years ago. You can never go wrong with Twain.
Feb 22, 2020 is currently reading it
VOLUME 1 of 2. Contains Twain's 5 most famous full-length books (Huck, Tom, Pauper, Connecticut Yankee and Innocents Abroad) plus many of my favorite Twain shorts. At 1400 pages, it is one of the thickest paperbacks I've ever handled, nearly as thick as it is wide.

The weather in this book --
Opening remarks / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. --
A short note from the editor --
"After" Jenkins --
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County --
The innocents abroad --
The undertaker's chat --
The danger of l
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Many good stories, a few so so
Ryan O'Laughlin
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not only is it a killer collection, but the Vonnegut introduction really makes it.
Doug Smith
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jennifer Curtin
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Emily Andrews
3.5 stars
I can't give it more than that. the sheer size of it pulled muscles every time I lifted it and don't even get me started on how long it took me to finish. mind you, I have had this book for a number of years and it only broke last year, so I consider that a victory.
that being said, this is a good edition of his works. it is obvious why his writing has stood the so-called "test of time."
Jul 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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.)
Locke Mackenzie
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Here is the best of Mark Twain wrapped up in a nice little, okay the book is hefty, package.
Feb 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
this might take me a while...dude wrote a lot.
Dan Alatorre
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When you are still funny more than 100 years later, you have done something right. Brilliant. Twain is my hero.
Kimberly Lewis
Mar 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved all the stories. My favorite is "The Interview"- one I'd never read before...hysterically funny- classic, tongue-in-cheek Twain.
Mary Tuley
Aug 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody.
The perfect compilation.
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-ya
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.
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finished volume 2 on December 11, 2006.
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Mantra
Rachel Dowty
Jun 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a thorough reading of Mark Twain
Mark Twain is great.
Mar 08, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the correct book, altho the description says "2 pages", and it is actually 1,292 pages!
Jun 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
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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

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