The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad is a travel book by American author Mark Twain which humorously chronicles his travels on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy...

A Tramp Abroad

The book details Twain's journey with his friend Harris through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find...

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer [abridged]

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!With his uniquely expressive voice, three-time Academy Award® winner Paul Newman vividly brings to life the exciting tale of...

Tom Sawyer, Detective

As springtime comes, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have developed a bad case of spring fever. When Tom's Aunt Sally invites them to Arkansas, their malady is instantly cured....

The Prince and the Pauper

One of Mark Twain’s most famous books for young people. As children, his daughters loved to act out the story in their library. It’s a carefully researched and written story,...

The Alphabet and Simplified Spelling

Mark Twain gave this speech at an event honoring Andrew Carnegie, who helped found the Simplified Spelling Board. Twain mentions how uncomfortable it is to only receive...

Morals and Memory

In this speech, Mark Twain muses on the capricious nature of man’s memory, particularly regarding how he views his past. To illustrate, he tells a tale from this youth about the...

Cigars and Tobacco

As humans, we often wonder about our heroes’ (and, perhaps, our enemies’) opinions on the most assorted of topics. Mark Twain’s speech “Cigars and Tobacco” serves to...

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The fictional character’s name may have been derived from a jolly and flamboyant fireman named Tom Sawyer with whom Twain was acquainted in San Francisco, California, while...

A Tramp Abroad

In A Tramp Abroad, the ever adventurous Mark Twain brings his wit and creativity to his travels in Europe. Twain takes fictional liberty, turning his travels into an entertaining...

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