Twain 10- Adventures of Tom Sawyer Abroad Detective Huckleberry Finn Prince and The Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court A Double Barrelled Detective Story Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut Sketches New Old

Twain 10- Adventures of Tom Sawyer Abroad Detective Huckleberry Finn Prince and The Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court A Double Barrelled Detective Story Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut Sketches New Old

by Mark Twain

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Overview

American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is extensively quoted. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity. His keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".




Contents
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
The Prince and The Pauper, Complete
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete
Tom Sawyer Abroad
Tom Sawyer, Detective
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut
Sketches New and Old, Complete


Adventures of Tom Sawyer-
"A young boy grows up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, based on the town of Hannibal, Missouri."--Wikipedia

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-
The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature. Although the society it satirized was already history at the time of publication, the book was quite controversial, and has remained so to this day.

Tom Sawyer Abroad-
Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne-esque adventure stories.
In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Detective, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn. It is a sequel, set in the time following the title story of the Tom Sawyer series.

Tom Sawyer, Detective-
Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.

The Prince and The Pauper-
The novel begins with Tom Canty, an impoverished boy living with his abusive family in London. One day, Tom Canty and Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, meet, and as a jest, switch clothes. While dressed in the pauper's rags, the Prince leaves the palace to punish the guard who knocked Tom down. However, the boys look remarkably alike and because they switch clothes, the palace guards throw the prince out into the street. The Prince fares poorly in London because he insists on proclaiming his identity as the true Prince of Wales. Meanwhile despite Tom's repeated denial of his birthright, the court and the King insist that he is the true prince gone mad. Edward eventually runs into Tom's family and a gang of thieves and Twain illustrates England's unfair and barbaric justice system. After the death of Henry VIII, Edward interrupts Tom's coronation and the boys explain, switch places, and Edward is crowned King of England...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-
An extravagant but cleverly planned burlesque that works as a condemnation of Chivalry, one of Twain's chief aversions.

A Double Barrelled Detective Story-
Who but a man with an unassailable reputation would dare to make game of his constituents in such fashion as is here done?

The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut-
This story begins with a man frustrated over people telling him not to smoke. This is entertaining mostly because there are those who seem to think that people couldn't possibly know smoking was a negative thing until science told them so. But beyond that the idea is that he has mostly gotten over any problem with feeling negative about that. In fact he is feeling so good that he wishes he could see his greatest enemy and at that time a dwarf covered with moss and patches and scars....

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson-
The setting is the fictional Missouri frontier town of Dawson's Landing on the banks of the Mississippi River in the first half of the 19th century. David Wilson, a young lawyer, moves to town and a clever remark of his is misunderstood, which causes locals to brand him a "pudd'nhead" – a nitwit. His hobby of collecting fingerprints does not raise his standing in the townsfolk's eyes, who see him as an eccentric and do not frequent his law practice....

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150763265
Publisher: ANEBook Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

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