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    The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

    The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

    by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham

    Based on an actual diary kept by Twain's 13-year-old daughter, Susy Twain provides a first person account packed with wonderful details about life with her famous father. "Delightful."—SLJ

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    The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy)

    The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy)

    by Barbara Kerley and Dewin Fotheringham

    Susy Clemens thought the world was wrong about her papa. They saw Mark Twain as "a humorist joking at everything." But he was so much more, and Susy was determined to set the record straight. In a journal she kept under her pillow, Susy documented her world-famous father-from his habits (good and bad!) to his writing routine to their family's colorful home life. Her frank, funny, tender biography (which came to be one of Twain's most prized possessions) gives rare insight and an unforgettable perspective on an American icon. Inserts with excerpts from Susy's actual journal give added appeal.

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The Prince and the Pauper

Author: Mark Twain

Series: Apple Classics

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Adventure, Classics, Historical Fiction

Homelessness and Poverty, Renaissance, Equality, Fairness, Justice

About This Book

Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delight satire of England's romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparked the best of Mark Twain's tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London's filthy lanes, the other a prince born in a lavish palace, unwittingly trade identities. Thus a bedraggled "Prince of Poverty" discovers that his private dreams have all the come true, while a pampered Prince of Wales finds himself tossed into a rough-and-tumble world of squalid beggars and villainous thieves.

Originally written as a story for children, The Prince and the Pauper is a classic novel for adults as well, through its stinging attack on the ageless human folly of attempting to measure true worth by outer appearances.

About the Author

Mark Twain was the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born in Florida, Missouri on Nov. 30, 1835, died April. 21, 1910, who achieved worldwide fame during his lifetime as an author, lecturer, satirist, and humorist.

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