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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865

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Ward Hill Lamon


Abraham Lincoln came to the presidency under a heavy shroud of uncertainty, not only about his threatened life but, of course, the very exis…

Christian Science

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Mark Twain


Christian Science is a 1907 collection of essays Mark Twain wrote about Christian Science, beginning with an article that was published in C…

The American Claimant

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Mark Twain


The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The story focuses on the class differences and expectatio…

Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 2

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Mark Twain


This collection of the 195 known, publicly-printed speeches of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Paul Fatout and publish…

Mark Twain and the Happy Island

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Elizabeth Wallace


This Mark Twain Memoir by Elizabeth Wallace paints an idyllic portrait of his time in Bermuda, not long before his death in 1910. Wallace an…

The Gilded Age, A Tale of Today (version 2)

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Mark Twain


Originally published in 1873, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is the only novel Twain co-wrote (C.D. Warner was a good friend and neighbor o…

Mark Twain

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Archibald Henderson


Many writers have penned studies of Mark Twain's life and work through the years. Twain authorized this biography, having met and hosted the…

Mark Twain's Travel Letters from 1891-92

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Mark Twain


This collection of Mark Twain travel letters was compiled by Barbara Schmidt for her website, TwainQuotes.com. According to his biographer, …

Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 3

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Mark Twain


This third volume of Mark Twain's journal writings continues on eclectic and varied path established by the first two volumes. Included in t…

Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2

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Mark Twain


This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays…

Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume III

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Albert Bigelow Paine


This work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain for over a hundred years. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April …

The Diary of a Country Parson

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James Woodforde


The Revd. James Woodforde was an English clergyman, best known for his vivid account of parish life in the 18th century. His diary, edited b…

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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Mark Twain


Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by American autho…

The Emancipation Proclamation

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Abraham Lincoln


After having written and released an initial draft of this proclamation in September of 1862, minor changes were made and Lincoln signed it …

Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive

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Samuel Smiles


Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new…

Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volu…

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Mark Twain


While the Mark Twain Project has created and released a three-volume Mark Twain autobiography with extensive annotations, in the 21st centur…

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Harriet Beecher Stowe


Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beeche…

Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews

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Mark Twain


This collection of the 258 known, publicly-printed interviews of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Gary Scharnhorst and …

The Innocents Abroad

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Mark Twain


Writer/entertainer Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion) on “The Innocents Abroad”: “…one of the best selling travel books of all time…

Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (version 3)

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Mark Twain


This was the last story published by Twain, a few months before he died. The story follows Captain Elias Stormfield on his extremely long co…

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