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Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Mark Twain courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Innocents Abroad: Original Illustrations (2018)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionA beautiful edition with the formatting and all 234 images from the original first edition published in 1869. The cover is from an Antonio Joli painting of Rome. Use Amazon’s feature to compare this edition with others. You’ll be impressed by the differences. Don’t be fooled by other versions that have no illustrations or contain very small print. Reading our edition will make you feel that you are back traveling the Mediterranean with Mark. If you like our book, be sure to leave a review! Published under the full name The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress, this became Mark Twain’s best selling…
Author(s): Mark Twain

2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Original and Uncensored) (2019)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionSet in Southern pre-civil war society, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is told in the first person by the title character, a young boy traveling with an escaped slave down the Mississippi River. Despite its scathing satire of slavery and racism, Twain’s classic American novel continues to attract censorship and outright bans for its frequent use of racial slurs common in the antebellum South. #16,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #45 in Classic Action & Adventure (Books) #799 in Classic Literature & Fiction Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Mark Twain

3. The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (2018)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionThis comprehensive collection of Twain’s short stories showcases his immense talent, humor, and wit. Considered to be the greatest American humorist of all time, Mark Twain was born in 1835 and was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, where many of his most well-known stories take place. Twain led an adventurous life: working as a type setter for his brother’s newspaper as a young man, then as a riverboat pilot on the Missouri river, followed by a stint as a miner in Nevada and California, and then finally as a journalist and writer, where he found success and fame. These experiences would form the basis of many of his most famous…
Author(s): Mark Twain

4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1994)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionReferring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was “the most stupendous event of my whole life”; Ernest Hemingway declared that “all modern American literature stems from this one book,” while T. S. Eliot called Huck “one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet.”The novel’s preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author’s remarkable ear for…
Author(s): Mark Twain

5. The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) (1998)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionRenowned as a novelist, journalist, and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work — from the short, light pieces to his great novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain’s most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts…
Author(s): Mark Twain

6. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Original Illustrations (2018)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionPlease ignore any negative reviews about small print, bad format, skinny book,etc. since they are about of this title. Our edition has none of those problems – text is normal size, it is fully illustrated with original drawings, pages are numbered–it is a very nice edition.A beautiful edition with the formatting and all 162 images from the original first edition published in 1876. The cover is a Worth Brehm painting taken from a later publication. Use Amazon’s feature to compare this edition with others. You’ll be impressed by the differences. Don’t be fooled by other versions that have…
Author(s): Mark Twain


 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionThis relatively unknown book by Mark Twain should be considered essential reading, although it can be fairly assumed that this title will never make it onto the bestseller list of the broad public. It remains an insider’s book. Twain renders the anachronistic paradigms of conventional Christianity obsolete in this concise and beautifully structured collection of letters, recognising at the same time that the Bible is a potboiler of epic proportions: everything anybody ever wanted to know about sex and crime can be found in its pages….
Author(s): Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel Langhorne)

8. Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (Bantam Classics) (1984)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionFor deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain’s inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years.Every one of his sixty stories is here: ranging from the frontier humor of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” to the bitter vision of humankind in “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” to the delightful hilarity of “Is He Living or Is He…
Author(s): Mark Twain

9. The Bible According to Mark Twain: Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America’s Master Satirist (1996)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionAn indispensable and provocative compilation of witty essays dealing with Biblical stories and their inconsistencies from America’s master satirist, Mark Twain.The Bible According to Mark Twain is a selection of essays spanning forty years of his writing career, which touch on and satirize stories and figures from the Bible. In his characteristic style, Twain illustrates the inherent comedy and inconsistencies found within Holy Scripture, simultaneously entertaining and provoking questions about man’s place in the world and his relationship…
Author(s): Mark Twain , Howard G. Baetzhold, et al.

10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2019)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment. He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He then trades the treasures for Sunday School tickets which one normally receives for memorizing verses,…
Author(s): Mark Twain

11. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2015)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionAdventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective)….
Author(s): Mark Twain

12. Joan of Arc (1989)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionVery few people know that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important but also his best work. He spent twelve years in research and many months in France doing archival work and then made several attempts until he felt he finally had the story he wanted to tell. He reached his conclusion about Joan’s unique place in history only after studying in detail accounts written by both sides, the French and the English. Because of Mark Twain’s antipathy to institutional religion, one might expect an anti-Catholic bias toward Joan or at least…
Author(s): Mark Twain

13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Illustrated First Edition): 100th Anniversary Collection (2019)

 Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your AttentionDon’t be fooled by other versions with missing or made-up pictures. Mark Twain created the memorable characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn drawing from the experiences of boys he grew up with in Missouri. Set by the Mississippi River in the 1840’s, this tale is a follow-up to his original book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Huckleberry takes off on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a slave seeking his freedom. They run into two con artists, the Duke and the King, as they drift southward, and Huck reunites with Tom Sawyer near the end of the book. The book…
Author(s): Mark Twain, Worth Brehm, et al.

Best Mark Twain Books Worth Your Attention

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The jumping frog. level 4

Author(s): Mark Twain
ID: 2626868, Publisher: , Year: 31.7.2020, Size: 106 Kb, Format: fb2

Deep Water: The Mississippi River in the Age of Mark Twain

Author(s): Thomas Ruys Smith
ID: 2534500, Publisher: LSU Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

The Life of Mark Twain: The Middle Years, 1871–1891

Author(s): Gary Scharnhorst
ID: 2535279, Publisher: University of Missouri Press, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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