OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Mark Twain

ISBN : 9780199733491

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¥54,670
Author: 
Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Pages
14176 Pages
Format
Multiple Copy Pack
Size
224 x 324 mm
Pub date
Feb 2010
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Colorful, irreverent, romantic, skeptical, a master of comic asides, a bittersweet humorist, and an unflinching critic of human pretensions, Mark Twain speaks to us across time with verve and wisdom. On the occasion of the centennial of his birth, Oxford is issuing a paperback set of our landmark 29 volume collection, The Oxford Mark Twain. In addition to gathering together most of the writings ever published by Twain in the U.S., each volume is introduced by one of our most eminent writers. Their essays combine critical insights and personal appreciations of Twain as a fellow writer. An interpretive essay by a leading scholar that sets the book in its context concludes each volume. At the heart of each is a facsimile edition of Twain's original which captures its contemporary flavor. Many include original illustrations which suggest the life and times of the books in a way that other editions cannot. This remarkable offering will be treasured by all lovers of literature.

Index: 

1. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches
2. The Innocents Abroad
3. Roughing It
4. The Gilded Age
5. Sketches, New and Old
6. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
7. A Tramp Abroad
8. The Prince and the Pauper
9. Life on the Mississippi
10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
12. Merry Tales
13. The American Claimant
14. The GBP1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories
15. Tom Sawyer Abroad
16. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins
17. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
18. The Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories
19. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
20. Following the Equator and Anti-Imperialist Essays
21. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays
22. The Diaries of Adam and Eve
23. What Is Man?
24. The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
25. Christian Science
26. Chapters from My Autobiography
27. 1601, and Is Shakespeare Dead?
28. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven?
29. Speeches

About the author: 

Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Stanford University, Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books. She is probably the world's most well-known Mark Twain expert and has been featured in popular media speaking on Twain for over twenty years.

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