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The Unabridged Mark Twain, Vol. 1 Leather Bound – September, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0762401802 ISBN-10: 076240180X

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Product Details

  • Leather Bound: 1312 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076240180X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762401802
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1998
Format: Leather Bound
I've been reading Mark Twain for thirty years and always enjoy his sharp, acerbic wit and profound observations. The Unabridged Mark Twain is a collection of some of his best stories and essays dealing with life on the Mississippi River, travels, political commentary and general good fiction. I think one of the hallmarks of a good author is that their writings become timeless and issues pertinent then can be found today. Highly recommended reading.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eric Anderson on December 2, 2004
Format: Leather Bound
If you're here because you haven't read Mark Twain's novels and are considering it, then buy this or whatever you can find, and read it. That's probably not the case though, so I'll review this volume.

This is essentially like most of the inexpensive but nice-looking collections of old literature that you see in book stores, with the leatherette covers and super shiny gilt page edges. Not super impressive, but looks good on the bookshelf.

The best part about this volume is that it contains the vast majority of Twain's works that most people would want to read, including Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Innocents Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It also includes some classic short pieces, like The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses. In total, there is relatively little chaff in here. There is a second volume to go with this one, but it is nowhere near as good.

If you want a good Twain collection to put on the bookshelf, I recommend this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Austin on September 2, 2001
Format: Leather Bound
Samuel Clemens is one of the greatest American writers ever, and this collection contains most of his best work. It is better than volume II of the collection. I am working my way through the book again for the third time in 15 years. It is worth every penny you will pay for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Sheikh on March 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This volume of Twain's works has a great introduction by Kurt Vonnegut.
This volume has Twain's best: Innocents Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn,
Prince & Pauper, Connecticut Yankee, Man Corrupted Hadleyburg.
Great short stories including Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
and Literary Offenses of Fenimore Cooper, etc.
A must have! Also recommended: Unabridged Mark Twain Vol.2
Splendid!
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