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Mark Twain (1835–1910)

Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, show more which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) 32,860 copies
The Prince and the Pauper (1881) 9,351 copies
Life on the Mississippi (1883) 4,620 copies
The Innocents Abroad (1869) 3,828 copies
Roughing It (1872) 3,226 copies
Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) 3,105 copies
Letters from the Earth (1909) 2,779 copies
Joan of Arc (1896) 2,102 copies
The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1904) 1,184 copies
A Tramp Abroad (1880) 1,146 copies
Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) 834 copies
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896) 677 copies
The Prince and the Pauper [adapted - Great Illustrated Classics] (1989) — Original author — 613 copies
The Mysterious Stranger (1898) 599 copies
The War Prayer (1905) 541 copies
The Family Mark Twain (1935) 436 copies
Four Great American Classics (1969) 327 copies
The Annotated Huckleberry Finn (1988) — Author — 325 copies
Mark Twain's Best (1962) 324 copies
Who Is Mark Twain? (2009) 281 copies
Christian Science (1907) 278 copies
The American Claimant (1892) 270 copies
What Is Man? (1906) 259 copies
A Treasury of Mark Twain (1999) 225 copies
Sketches New and Old (1875) 223 copies
Eve's Diary [short story] (1906) 216 copies
Joan of Arc (1996) 193 copies
A Dog's Tale (1903) 156 copies
Mark Twain in Hawaii (1990) 155 copies
The Awful German Language (1880) — Author — 119 copies
King Leopold's Soliloquy (1905) 116 copies
Advice to Little Girls (2013) 112 copies
Mark Twain's Speeches (1910) 97 copies
Life As I Find It (1961) 82 copies
Report from Paradise (1952) 80 copies
Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! [1967 TV special] (1967) — Original story — 77 copies
The Prince and the Pauper (1968) 74 copies
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contributor — 71 copies
A Horse's Tale (1906) 69 copies
1601/Is Shakespeare Dead? (1882) 64 copies
Is Shakespeare Dead? (1905) 63 copies
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contributor — 58 copies
The Illustrated Mark Twain (1978) 56 copies
Those Extraordinary Twins (2004) 55 copies
Roughing It (Volume 1) (1900) 55 copies
The Unabridged Mark Twain (1976) 55 copies
Roughing It Volume 2 (1899) 52 copies
A tramp abroad. Volume 1 (1907) 49 copies
The writings of Mark Twain (2010) 43 copies
The Gilded Age, Vol. 2 (1906) 41 copies
The Awful German Language / Slovenly Peter (1880) — Author — 41 copies
The Gilded Age, Vol 1. (1901) 41 copies
The King Arthur Collection (1350) — Author — 41 copies
Mark Twain's Notebook (1925) 39 copies
Tales of Wonder (2003) 39 copies
Concerning the Jews (1899) 39 copies
Europe and elsewhere (1923) 39 copies
Literary Essays (1899) 38 copies
A Cat-tale (1987) 26 copies
Snälla gossar och stygga (1980) 26 copies
Editorial wild oats (1970) 26 copies
Bummel durch Deutschland (2004) 24 copies
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contributor — 24 copies
On Masturbation (1879) 22 copies
Mark Twain Speaking (1976) 20 copies
Mark Twain's Civil War (2007) 20 copies
California Sketches (1992) 19 copies
Great Novels of Mark Twain (2000) 18 copies
Racconti comici (1991) 18 copies
KAKSIPIIPPUINEN JUTTU (1972) 18 copies
The Mark Twain Collection (2012) 17 copies
Mark Twain - 10 Books in 1 (2006) 17 copies
Short Stories of Mark Twain (1968) 16 copies
Legend of Sagenfeld (1987) 16 copies
Your Personal Mark Twain (1969) 16 copies
A Connecticut Yankee Etc. (1917) 15 copies
Cuentos completos (2016) 15 copies
The Prince and the Pauper (1996) 15 copies
Los escritos irreverentes (2010) 14 copies
A strange expedition (1988) 14 copies
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [1938 film] (2012) — Original book — 14 copies
Mark Twain Reader (1981) 14 copies
Racconti 14 copies
Meistererzählungen (1980) 13 copies
Comedy Classics: 34 Hilarious Stories (1987) — Contributor; Contributor — 13 copies
Tom Sawyer (Van Gool's) (1972) 12 copies
Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer (2012) 12 copies
A Cure for the Blues (1994) 12 copies
The complete illustrated works of Mark Twain (2003) — Author — 12 copies
Mark Twain Short Stories (1984) 11 copies
Mark Twain, business man (1946) 11 copies
La travesía del Pacífico (1992) 10 copies
OEuvres (2004) 10 copies
Sketches of the Sixties (1927) 10 copies
Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer (1981) 10 copies
Mark Twainin parhaat (1978) 10 copies
Word Cloud Box Set: Brown (2015) 9 copies
Schöne Geschichten (1960) 9 copies
Essays on Paul Bourget (2004) 9 copies
A Ghost Story (1875) 9 copies
Racconti contro tutti (2004) 8 copies
Journalism in Tennessee (1869) 8 copies
Tom Sawyer'in Maceralari (2016) 8 copies
English As She Is Taught (1900) 7 copies
Simon Wheeler, detective (2012) 7 copies
Historias del Misisipí (1901) 7 copies
La Vie sur le Mississipi, tome 1 (1992) — Author — 7 copies
A letter from Santa Claus (2012) 7 copies
Mark Twain at His Best (1986) 7 copies
Contes et mécontes (2010) 7 copies
Travels at home (1910) 7 copies
Narraciones humorísticas (1981) 6 copies
Concerning Cats Two Tales (1959) 6 copies
Mark Twain's letters (2002) 6 copies
Baker's Bluejay Yarn (1963) 6 copies
Roughing It, Part 1. (2010) 6 copies
The Californian's Tale (1992) 6 copies
The Mark Twain Sampler (1994) 6 copies
The Mammoth Cod, and Address to the Stomach Club (1976) — Author — 6 copies
Contes choisis (1969) 6 copies
Tom Sawyer (Easy Readers) (1968) 6 copies
Mark Twains verden (1978) 6 copies
Ascensions en télescope (1992) 6 copies
Reise durch Deutschland (2013) 6 copies
La Vie sur le Mississippi, tome 2 (1992) — Author — 6 copies
Moments with Mark Twain (1920) 6 copies
Discursos (2019) 5 copies
Viagens de Tom Sawyer (2015) 5 copies
Um Candidato Idóneo (2017) 5 copies
Il secondo avvento (2002) 5 copies
racconti umoristici (1900) 5 copies
Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (1876) — Author — 5 copies
Nouvelles/Short Stories (1991) 5 copies
Von Adam bis Vanderbilt (2011) 5 copies
Contos Satíricos (2006) 5 copies
Heitere Geschichten (1959) 5 copies
Was It Heaven Or Hell? (1902) 4 copies
Mit heiteren Augen : Geschichten (1999) — Author — 4 copies
Der unheimliche Fremde. (1981) 4 copies
The Invalid's Story (1882) 4 copies
The Complete Tom Sawyer (2013) 4 copies
Obras selectas (1977) 4 copies
Der geheimnisvolle Fremde (2012) 4 copies
Luck 4 copies
Liberta di stampa (2010) 4 copies
Mark Twain (2010) 4 copies
Roughing It, Part 2. (2004) 4 copies
Val's Diary CD (2010) 4 copies
In der Schweiz (2019) 4 copies
Io e la stampa (1996) 4 copies
My Watch (1870) 4 copies
O Príncipe e o Pobre (2012) 4 copies
Feralny krążek (1987) 4 copies
Onsterfelijke verhalen (1981) 4 copies
Narraciones cortas (2017) 3 copies
Festlige fortællinger (1970) 3 copies
De hongersloep (1977) 3 copies
On Europe (2013) 3 copies
The prince and the pauper (1990) 3 copies
Scritti segreti 3 copies
Contes humoristiques (1989) 3 copies
Tom Sawyer no estrangeiro (2000) 3 copies
Una extraña aventura (2006) 3 copies
Tot oder lebendig (1961) 3 copies
Unterwegs (1995) 3 copies
Grandes aventuras (1985) 3 copies
La Liberté de parole (2010) 3 copies
A Curious Experience (1800) 3 copies
Political Economy (1870) 3 copies
Werke in neun Bänden (1985) 3 copies
A Faraway World CD (2010) 3 copies
The Five Boons of Life (1902) 3 copies
[Mark Twain's Scrap Book] (1877) 3 copies
A Fable (1909) 2 copies
Four Adventures (2015) 2 copies
The Mark Twain Collection (2015) 2 copies
Mark Twain in Elmira (2013) 2 copies
Tom Sawyer détective (2020) — Author — 2 copies
Roughing It [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Author — 2 copies
Moi, candidat (2017) 2 copies
Scienza cristiana (2010) 2 copies
Kraljevic i prosjak (2014) 2 copies
PRINCE AND PAUPER (2013) 2 copies
Playing the Courier (1891) 2 copies
23 racconti 2 copies
Los Tres mosqueteros (2009) 2 copies
Med vässad penna (1980) 2 copies
Mark Twain in India (2016) 2 copies
1880 (2001) 2 copies
1877 (2003) 2 copies
1878 (2001) 2 copies
1876 (2001) 2 copies
1879 (2001) 2 copies
Tom and Huck Collection (2008) 2 copies
The Best of Mark Twain (1975) 2 copies
Uomini del West. (1976) 2 copies
JIM WOLF AND THE CATS (1867) 2 copies
Cannibalismo in treno (2017) 2 copies
On the Wild West (2015) 2 copies
Complete Novels (2018) 2 copies
More tramps abroad; (1897) 2 copies
MARK TWAIN'S NOTEBOOK. (1935) 2 copies
Rauhe Sitten in Tennessee (1991) 2 copies
Two Stories 2 copies
Принц и нищий (2021) 2 copies
Anti-imperialist Writings (2016) 2 copies
Nuevos cuentos (1947) 2 copies
Mark Twain's Rubáiyát (1983) 2 copies
Mark Twain : Oeuvres (1990) 2 copies
Mark Twain Essays (2020) 2 copies
Die besten Geschichten (1991) 2 copies
Aforyzmy i sarkazmy (1984) 2 copies
25 Favorite Novels III (2013) 2 copies
TomSawyer 2 copies
Das Mark Twain Buch (1900) 2 copies
¿Qué es el hombre? (2006) 2 copies
Un Doble misteri (1994) 2 copies
Tom Quartz 2 copies
Oliver Twist (1994) 2 copies
Otrovne misli (2003) 2 copies
Sold to Satan 2 copies
King Leopold's Soliloquy (1991) 2 copies
Journal 1 copy
The American Claimant (1892) 1 copy
Roughing It (1872) 1 copy
Essays on Paul Bourget (1895) 1 copy
Eve's Diary (1905) 1 copy
Merry Tales (1892) 1 copy
The War Prayer (1923) 1 copy
Christian Science (1907) 1 copy
Mark Twain's Speeches (1910) 1 copy
Sketches New and Old (1875) 1 copy
Aventuras de Huckfinn (1975) 1 copy
The Californian's Tale (2017) 1 copy
Joan of Arc 1 copy
Roughing It 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 8. (2010) 1 copy
Toplu Kisa Öyküler (2022) 1 copy
Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909) 1 copy
The Innocents Abroad (1869) 1 copy
A Tramp Abroad (1880) 1 copy
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896) 1 copy
Racconti 1 copy
Fransk duell 1 copy
Vita dura (2008) 1 copy
Twains Feast 1 copy
Family Mark Twain (1935) 1 copy
Favole dotte 1 copy
Odabrana dela (2017) 1 copy
Tom Sojer 1 copy
Roughing It (1880) 1 copy
Roughing It 1 copy
joana d arc 1 copy
Cudan dozivljaj (2018) 1 copy
Басня 1 copy
Mark Twain Postcards (1992) 1 copy
Tom Sawyer (1997) 1 copy
Famosas novelas IV (1986) 1 copy
Telektroskopet (1989) 1 copy
Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (1876) — Author — 1 copy
HUMORESKEJA 1 copy
Epigrammen 1 copy
Begravelsen (1991) 1 copy
Scuola di re 1 copy
Edition) 1 copy
Gothic Tales Vol. 8 (2013) 1 copy
Tom Sawyer. Con DVD (2013) 1 copy
Coyote 1 copy
Zu FuB Durch Europa (1967) 1 copy
Om myror m fl (1985) 1 copy
Contro l'imperialismo (2009) 1 copy
Mark Twain in Hartford (1974) 1 copy
Mark Twain in Buffalo (2010) 1 copy
Ritorno in Italia (2017) 1 copy
A Marriage 1 copy
A new crime (1990) 1 copy
King Arthur Super Pack (2016) 1 copy
Locura de Dios (1975) 1 copy
The Jumping Frog Limited Edition — Author — 1 copy
Tom Sojer (2002) 1 copy
Obras escogidas (1979) 1 copy
Ivana Orleanska (2014) 1 copy
Two Little Tales (1901) 1 copy
The Gorky Incident (1906) 1 copy
Tom Soyer (2003) 1 copy
Beste Geschichten (2001) 1 copy
A Trial 1 copy
A True Story 1 copy
The Great Dark (1898) 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 7. (2010) 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 5. (2010) 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 3. (2010) 1 copy
Following the Equator, Part 7 (2011) — Author — 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 4. (2010) 1 copy
A la dure (2020) 1 copy
Roughing It, Part 6. (2010) 1 copy
Mississippi 1 copy
Mark Twain audiobooks (2005) 1 copy
Works of Mark Twain (1999) 1 copy
Screamers 1 copy
Mark Twain's Sketches (1880) 1 copy
I due re 1 copy
Ausgewählte Skizzen (1920) 1 copy
Nach dem fernen Westen (2012) 1 copy
PRINC A BEDÁR (1881) 1 copy
Türkiye Seyahati (2007) 1 copy
$30,000 Bequest (1917) 1 copy
An Undelivered Speech (2019) 1 copy
Resurrection 1 copy
Walden 1 copy
Ilprincipe e il povero (2010) 1 copy
Pensées de Mark Twain (2016) 1 copy
El detective distraido (1964) 1 copy
UN BOSQUEJO DE FAMILIA (2018) 1 copy
L'art de mentir (2012) 1 copy
Tom Swayer 1 copy
Pod gołym niebem (2006) 1 copy
Tom Sawyer (2012) 1 copy
Chiknay Chiknay Paat (2013) 1 copy
La guida turistica (1993) 1 copy
Contro i luoghi comuni (2018) 1 copy
Sobre La Religion (1900) 1 copy
a napla 1 copy
Legends of Sagenfeld (1987) 1 copy

Associated Works

Struwwelpeter (1845) — Translator, some editions — 1,298 copies
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contributor — 775 copies
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contributor — 748 copies
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contributor; Contributor, some editions — 590 copies
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 514 copies
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 497 copies
English As She Is Spoke (1855) — Introduction, some editions — 476 copies
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contributor — 443 copies
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contributor — 433 copies
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Contributor — 394 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 391 copies
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 341 copies
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contributor — 329 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (1961) — Contributor — 312 copies
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 298 copies
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contributor — 298 copies
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contributor — 286 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 281 copies
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contributor — 276 copies
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 269 copies
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contributor — 260 copies
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contributor — 241 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 237 copies
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contributor — 209 copies
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contributor — 194 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contributor — 190 copies
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contributor — 189 copies
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Contributor — 177 copies
Best Loved Books for Young Readers 02 (1876) — Contributor — 167 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 160 copies
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contributor — 142 copies
Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2015) — Contributor — 139 copies
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contributor — 138 copies
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contributor — 136 copies
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Contributor — 113 copies
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 112 copies
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contributor — 111 copies
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Contributor — 102 copies
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contributor — 98 copies
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contributor — 95 copies
American Short Stories (1976) — Contributor, some editions — 95 copies
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (2006) — Contributor — 94 copies
Classic American Autobiographies (1992) — Contributor — 91 copies
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contributor — 90 copies
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contributor — 83 copies
Adventure Stories (1988) — Contributor — 82 copies
India in Mind (2005) — Contributor — 81 copies
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Contributor — 77 copies
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Contributor, some editions — 76 copies
British and American Short Stories (1960) — Contributor — 75 copies
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contributor — 75 copies
World's Great Adventure Stories (1929) — Contributor — 75 copies
Crime and Mystery Short Stories (2016) — Contributor — 73 copies
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contributor — 72 copies
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Prince and The Pauper [1990 short film] (1990) — Original book — 70 copies
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contributor — 69 copies
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contributor — 69 copies
Masters of the Macabre (1999) — Contributor — 67 copies
Space Mail II (1982) — Contributor — 64 copies
Huckleberry Finn (Usborne Classics Retold) (2007) — some editions — 64 copies
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contributor — 61 copies
Graphic Classics: Mark Twain (2007) — Author — 61 copies
Best Loved Short Stories (1986) — Contributor — 60 copies
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contributor — 60 copies
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contributor — 60 copies
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contributor — 57 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contributor — 52 copies
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century (2014) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contributor — 51 copies
Huckleberry Finn (1980) 49 copies
Tom and Huck [1995 film] (1996) — Original book — 47 copies
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contributor — 47 copies
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contributor — 47 copies
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Contributor — 47 copies
Great Tales of the American West (1945) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contributor — 41 copies
Unknown California (1985) — Contributor — 41 copies
Papa: An Intimate Biography of Mark Twain (1985) — Foreword — 40 copies
The Adventures of Huck Finn [1993 film] (2002) — Original book — 39 copies
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (1944) — Contributor — 39 copies
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contributor — 36 copies
Tom Sawyer [Globe Adapted Classics] (1986) — Original Author — 36 copies
American Fiction (1917) — Contributor — 36 copies
Essays Old and New (1934) 35 copies
Midnight Specials (1977) — Contributor — 34 copies
El paraíso de los gatos y otros cuentos gatunos (1999) — some editions — 30 copies
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Contributor — 30 copies
American short novels (1960) — Contributor — 30 copies
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contributor — 29 copies
A Kid in King Arthur's Court [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 29 copies
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contributor — 27 copies
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contributor — 26 copies
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contributor — 26 copies
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contributor — 24 copies
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Wonderful World of Horses (1966) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Contributor — 22 copies
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories (1957) — Contributor; Contributor — 22 copies
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contributor — 21 copies
A Century of Detective Stories (1935) — Contributor — 20 copies
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [1949 film] (1949) — Original book — 19 copies
The Adventures of Mark Twain [1985 film] (2006) — Original stories — 19 copies
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Ribald Reader: 2000 Years of Lusty Love and Laughter (1906) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (1947) — Contributor — 16 copies
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (2014) — Original work — 16 copies
Tom Sawyer [1973 film] (1973) — Author — 16 copies
Great Classic Stories II: Eighteen Unabridged Classics (2010) — Contributor — 16 copies
Horse Stories (2012) — Contributor — 16 copies
A Knight in Camelot [1998 film] (2001) — Author — 15 copies
Four great American novels (1946) — Contributor — 15 copies
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 15 copies
The Prince and the Pauper [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Original book — 14 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contributor — 13 copies
Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contributor — 13 copies
Huckleberry Finn [1974 film] (1974) — Original book — 13 copies
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Contributor — 12 copies
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contributor — 11 copies
Tales for Males (1945) — Contributor — 11 copies
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology (1920) — Contributor — 10 copies
Great Western short stories (1777) — Contributor — 9 copies
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contributor — 9 copies
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contributor — 9 copies
Classic Dog Stories (Macmillan Collector's Library) (2020) — Contributor — 9 copies
An Anthology of Angels (1996) — Contributor — 9 copies
Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections (1989) — Contributor — 8 copies
Laatunovelleja (1998) 8 copies
Classic American Short Stories [1996] (1996) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [1939 film] (1939) — Original book — 8 copies
Great Classic Mysteries II (2012) — Contributor — 7 copies
A Treasury of Great Short Stories — Contributor — 7 copies
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contributor — 7 copies
Unbridled: The Western Horse in Fiction and Nonfiction (2005) — Contributor — 6 copies
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Contributor — 6 copies
Unidentified Flying Oddball [1979 film] (1979) — Original book — 6 copies
Tom Sawyer [2000 film] (2000) — Original book — 6 copies
Die schönsten Pferdegeschichten (1992) — Author, some editions — 6 copies
The Story Survey (1953) — Contributor — 6 copies
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contributor — 6 copies
Vijf Amerikaanse novellen (1985) — Contributor — 5 copies
Huckleberry Finn (Nelson Graded Readers) (1991) — Author — 5 copies
Representative American Short Stories — Contributor — 5 copies
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Contributor — 4 copies
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contributor — 4 copies
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Contributor — 4 copies
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contributor — 4 copies
American Short Stories (1978) — Contributor — 3 copies
Piirakkasota : Valikoima huumoria — Contributor — 3 copies
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Prince and the Pauper [1962 film] (1962) — Original story — 3 copies
The Ghost Story MEGAPACK®: 25 Classic Tales by Masters (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies
Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 3 copies
The Boys' Book of the West (2005) — Contributor — 3 copies
American Humor and Satire (1992) — Contributor — 2 copies
A Reader for Writers — Contributor — 2 copies
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contributor — 2 copies
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Contributor — 2 copies
The Omnibus of Pleasure : A Pleasure Primer (1943) — Contributor — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Contributor — 2 copies
Geistergeschichten aus aller Welt (2022) — Contributor — 2 copies
Comic Recitations and Readings (1903) — Contributor — 1 copy
Famous American Stories (1958) — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy
Life on the Mississippi [1980 TV episode] (1980) — Original book — 1 copy
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contributor — 1 copy
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [1980 TV series] (1980) — Original book — 1 copy
American short stories (2018) — Contributor; Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Twain, Mark
Legal name
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne
Other names
Snodgrass, Thomas Jefferson
Snodgrass, Quintus Curtius
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Birthdate
1835-11-30
Date of death
1910-04-21
Burial location
Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York, USA
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Florida, Missouri, USA
Place of death
Redding, Connecticut, USA
Cause of death
heart attack
Places of residence
Hannibal, Missouri, USA
Florida, Missouri, USA
New York, New York, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (show all 11)
Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Buffalo, New York, USA
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Elmira, New York, USA
Education
self-educated
Occupations
novelist
short-story writer
journalist
lecturer
river pilot
typesetter
Relationships
Clemens, Olivia Langdon (wife)
Clemens, Clara (daughter)
Clemens, Susy (daughter)
Clemens, Cyril (cousin)
Howells, William Dean (friend)
Keller, Helen (friend) (show all 9)
Beecher, Henry Ward (friend)
Cable, George Washington (friend)
Harris, Joel Chandler (friend)
Organizations
Society for Psychical Research
Anti-Imperialist League
Territorial Enterprise
Awards and honors
Doctorate of Literature (Oxford University ∙ Honorary)
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1920)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1898)
Short biography
Mark Twain is the nom de plume of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American author, who was born on November 30, 1835, at Florida, Missouri. His father was a country merchant from Tennessee; the family moved later to Hannibal, Missouri. Twain had little formal schooling, but became a journeyman printer. Plans to become a river pilot on the Mississippi were stopped by the Civil War, and Twain went to Nevada with his brother, where he worked in the mines and then began to write for a local newspaper. He later went to San Francisco, and was sent to Europe by a newspaper, his travels resulting in the book "The Innocent Abroad", which began his literary career.

He married in 1870, after which he resided in Hartford, Connecticut, but spent summers in Elmira, New York, where he was buried after his death at Redding, Connecticut, on the 21st of April 1910.

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FILBO | Apr 23, 2024 |
So, what happens when a humorous writer from the West Coast joins a bunch of East Coasters tourists on a tour of the France, Italy, Greece, the Holy Land, and Egypt in 1867? The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain is a humorous travelogue detailing the author’s five month “pleasure excursion” on both land and sea.

Noting his observations and critiques of not only his adventures, but his fellow passengers, those locals that he’s met, and his expectations, Twain took everything to task so likely to the frustration of his fellow passengers. Twain’s humor isn’t over-the-top instead it is subtle and slowly builds thematic jokes until hitting the perfect one to finish the thread on then letting it go—unlike some comedians that can’t think of new material. This narrative nonfiction account has it all with minute detail of how the trip begins, excitement on finally getting to a foreign location, annoyance with everyone tell you the same nonsensical factoid all the time, watching our fellow travelers taking souvenirs by breaking pieces off stuff, realizing all the money you spent of travelogues to let you know what to expect would have been better in your pocket, and not caring one bit what happened on the way home because you just want to get there. As my previous Twain reads were short stories in high school or the serious historical fiction Joan of Arc, I didn’t know what to expect going in and I came out very happy after reading it.

The Innocents Abroad is a humorous look at a journey from the United States to Europe and the Holy Land from the viewpoint of Mark Twain. Upon finishing it you’ll realize why it was Twain’s bestselling book during his lifetime.
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