This is the collection of COMPLETE WORKS of America's favourite storytellerMark Twain. The eBook contains all novels, short storieseven the very rare onesessays, non-fiction, letters and poems.
Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language.
This ebook contains Dickens' complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Dickens' enduring literary legacy again and again.
This collection features the following works:
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
A Horse's Tale
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The American Claimant
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today
The Mysterious Stranger
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
The Prince and the Pauper
Tom Sawyer Abroad
Tom Sawyer, Detective
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
SHORT STORIES COLLECTION
Mark Twain (Originally Samuel Langhorne Clemens), was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1885), and 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received.
He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.
Twain died on April 21, 1910, having survived his children Langdon, Susan and Jean as well as his wife, Olivia. In his lifetime, he became a distinguished member of the literati, and was honored by Yale, the University of Missouri, and Oxford with literary degrees.