Historical Romances

Historical Romances The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting

  • Title: Historical Romances
  • Author: Mark Twain Susan K. Harris
  • ISBN: 9780940450820
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfeThe library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

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    1. Mark Twain Susan K. Harris

      Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature.Excerpted from.

    175 thoughts on “Historical Romances”

    1. These novels are somewhat out of character for those who think of Twain as a writer of American and travel stories. The best part for me was the third and final part of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Trial and Martyrdom. It is an insightful account about the nature of faith, miracles and mysticism, devotion, patriotism, and fidelity that is countered by descriptions of corruption, venality, false devotion, hypocrisy, craven ambition, and, most of all, the self-serving bureaucracy of Chur [...]



    2. Prince and the pauper, a good read, surprisingly easy to read in the cockney style. Mark Twain is an intelligent writer. A Connecticut Yankee includes a solar eclipse, so timely given the August 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse.Having begun Joan of Arc, Mark Twain seems even more a master storyteller. This is his "most elaborate work of historical reconstruction".


    3. My 15 year old daughter and I read this book. We BOTH loved it. She enjoyed it so much she bought a copy of it for herself. Mark Twain has such an entertaining writing style yet at the same time the story is very thought provoking and educational. I love how he writes fiction within a historical background. He can then put to verse his distaste for certain politics though his characters. It is more thought provoking to the reader rather than reading a list of grievances from someone.


    4. Twain's Historical romances range from pure comedy of the prince and the pauper which always contains barbs against class and royalty to a Connecticut Yankee in King arthur's court whcih begins in the comedic vein but turns dark with a massacre at the end of the book to Joan of Arc which is really a tragedy and is close to straight narrative as told by a contemporary and close friend of Joan's who write his recollections 60 years after her death.Comedy and tragedy, indignation, and expose are al [...]


    5. I'm shocked: it IS possible to get too much of the good thing that is Mark Twain. Any of these three books would be enjoyable on its own; together, their style and subject matter get yawn-inducingly repetitive. Twain employs his usual wit while taking on royalty and religion in various eras of England's past - I'd recommend any of these works individually, but don't read this whole volume cover-to-cover.


    6. I just read Joan of Arc, but I would be interested in The Prince and the Pauper as well. I did not know much of the details of Joan of Arc's life, and it is fascinating! I really enjoyed reading this book from the point of view of her friend and personal secretary. Joan was truly inspired and an amazing individual to stand up for what she believed in despite her gender and peasant status. As a book, it was a little slow at times and the ending dragged out, but I'm glad I finished it!


    7. I only read the Prince and the Pauper. I intend to read the other stories. It is wonderful to see how truly coming to see another's perspective is so very important. I wanted to keep reading, the language was so comfortable and story compelling.




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