"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." "When in doubt, tell the truth." "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe ... read more
Best Works of Mark Twain: Four Volumes by Mark Twain This set features Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Humorous Stories and Sketches, and "The Mysterious Stranger" and Other Stories ("The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and 3 others).
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, E. W. Kemble Enjoy this classic tale of boyhood adventure along the Mississippi River over and over again with this beautiful hardcover reproduction of the original edition, adorned with 174 exuberant illustrations by E. W. Kemble.
What Maisie Knew by Henry James Strikingly modern in subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of a bitter divorce. Rather than a gloomy parable of innocence corrupted, it abounds in dark humor.
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations by James H. Billington, Library of Congress A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Quoted historical figures include Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Thrift Study Edition by Mark Twain Includes the unabridged text of Twain's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Other Stories by Mark Twain Twain combines wit and tenderness in this "he said/she said" narrative of life among the first humans. Five additional stories include "The $30,000 Bequest" and "A Monument to Adam."
The Elements of Style: The Original Edition by William Strunk, Jr. This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors.
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain Bestselling classic records Twain's keen wit and amusing observations during his trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. Edition also includes all of the original work's charming illustrations. 234 black-and-white illustrations.
Roughing It by Mark Twain The humorist reflects on his scuffling years — silver mining in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, down and out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain This historical novel purportedly written by Joan's longtime friend — Sieur Louis de Conté — discloses Twain's unrestrained admiration for the French heroine's nobility of character.
Great American Short Stories by Paul Negri Features 19 gems in the American short-story tradition, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, plus stories by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, others.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages, where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. His quick wit saves his life and turns him into a celebrity.
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller.
Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations by Susan L. Rattiner Over 400 memorable quotes from the last 2,500 years by Sappho, Queen Elizabeth I, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. A delight!
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain Two young look-alikes in 16th-century England decide to trade clothes and roles, a situation that drastically alters the lives of both. This timeless tale of transposed identities remains one of Twain's best-loved novels.
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain Reversed identities, an eccentric detective, a horrible crime, and a tense courtroom scene are major ingredients in Twain's witty, yet fierce condemnation of a racially prejudiced society that condoned the institution of slavery.
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.
Shakespeare: A Book of Quotations by William Shakespeare With over 500 offerings from the most quoted writer in the English language, this modestly priced volume provides a luxurious assortment of memorable and profound thoughts on love, marriage, truth, beauty, more.
Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations by Oscar Wilde Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The classic novel of a mischievous boy's pranks and escapades in a 19th-century river town — whitewashing the fence, seeking buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher, and more. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Specially abridged version of Twain's classic story of the boyhood adventures of mischievous but well-meaning Tom Sawyer, who barely avoids calamity as he bounds along from one prank to another. 31 black-and-white illustrations. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Humorous Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain Eight delightfully entertaining pieces, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," and 3 more.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley, and memorable characters.
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories by Mark Twain Includes 4 memorable selections spanning the career of famed American humorist: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The £1,000,000 Bank Note," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Mysterious Stranger."
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World by Mark Twain Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.
The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain Revenge edition. The original story, a hapless French translation, and Twain's hilarious "retranslation" from the French. 12 illustrations.
The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Alvin Redman More than 1,000 ripostes, paradoxes, and epigrams on sin, society, genius, wealth, men, women, religion, America, education, and smoking: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes," "I can resist everything except temptation," etc.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain Specially abridged version of beloved classic about the poor beggar boy and the English prince who exchange identities. Twists and turns in an exciting plot that will thrill young readers and listeners.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." "When in doubt, tell the truth." "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." One of America's greatest storytellers, Samuel Clemens had something witty and wise to say on just about every topic. Gathered from his classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes reflects his keen observations on animals, critics, doctors, laughter, politics, youth, and other topics. Arranged alphabetically—"Abroad to Ax," for example, along with "Madness to Mystery" and "Uncle to Utah"—the subjects are also conveniently indexed and cross-referenced by topic.
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