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Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

By: Mark Twain

...Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven is a short-story written by American writer Mark Twain and published in 1909. The story follows Captain Stormfield on his extremely long cosmic journey to heaven, his accidental misplacement, his short-lived interest in singing and playing the harp, and the obsession o...

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Essays on Paul Bourget

By: Mark Twain
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Dog's Tale, A

By: Mark Twain

...This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart-wrenching tenderness fill this work. The story is also filled with happy events as well as sad ones and ...

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Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The

By: Mark Twain
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Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The - Version 2

By: Mark Twain

...highlights the problem of identity and one's ability to determine one's own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel. Twain's multiple plots and thrown-together style do serve to inform a central set of issues, with the twins, Pudd'nhead, and Tom and Chambers all serving as variations on a theme. The themes are slavery, tradition, and nature...

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Sketches New and Old

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

...This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains The Jumping Frog in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Mittler) which Twain re-translated into English, showing ho...

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Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories, The

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

...The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly in December 1899, and was subsequently published by Harper Collins in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches (1900). This recording co...

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

...Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by American author Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to a failed investment into a revolutionary typesetting machine. In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 (equivalent of about $2 million in 2005)...

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Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

... two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEA...

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1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

...1601, wrote Mark Twain, is a supposititious conversation which takes place in Queen Elizabeth's closet in that year, between the Queen, Ben Jonson, Beaumont, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Duchess of Bilgewater, and one or two others ... If the...

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