The Portable Mark Twain Author:Mark Twain edited by Bernard De Voto Mark Twain saw more of the United States and shared in general a greater variety of characteristic American experiences than any of our other major writers. The selections in this book have been chosen to show the richness of that variety. Not only is Huckleberry Finn here in its entirety, including the famous and rarely printed "raftsmen pass... more »age," but also The Mysterious Stranger, the climax of Twain's more profound satire. There are substantial excerpts from other works, including Old Times on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee, Europe and Elsewhere; as well as stories, satires, and 28 letters, some previously unpublished.
The late Vernard De Voto, critic and author of many historical works, bowed to no one as an authority on Mark Twain, and wrote two books about the great humorist, Mark Twain's America and Mark Twain at Work.« less