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Twain, Mark

Published by Oxford University Press, New York, NY (1996)

ISBN 10: 0195114132ISBN 13: 9780195114133

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1st Edition hardback is in as new condition in an as new dust jacket. "A delightful collection of diverse tales, ranging from short stories and personal essays to literary criticism and travel pieces, The 1,000,000 Bank-Note gathers together nine works, many of which are now unobtainable elsewhere, that testify to the range of Twain's humor and the diversity of his interests. It was published in 1893, in a disastrous decade for the United States, a time marked by doubt and waning optimism, rapid immigration, labor problems, unchecked Social Darwinism, and the rise of political violence and social protest. It was also a difficult time for Twain personally, as he was forced into bankruptcy and devastated by the death of his favorite daughter, Suzy. Yet the title story still brims with confidence and optimism, marking the moment of hope just before Twain turned to the grim stories of his later years. "The 1,000,000 Bank-Note" charts the magical rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful mining broker's clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society -- a paean to ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. The other pieces range from "Mental Telegraphy," a serious essay reflecting Twain's continuing interest in the occult -- he and his wife would later try several seances, poignantly and unsuccessfully, to contact their daughter Suzy -- to a tongue-in-cheek "Petition to the Queen of England" for relief from taxes. Readers will also find several of Twain's famously engaging travel essays, combining autobiographical reminiscence, tall tales, and ruminations on society and culture in pieces on the new city of Berlin, advances in transatlantic travel, and, in "Playing Courier," a brilliant comedy of confusion at the common frustrations of international travel. A charming collection of tales that cover the wide range of Twain's diverse interests.". Seller Inventory # 2338

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster & Company, New York (1893)

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About this Item: Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, 1893. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First Edition. Sunned along spine. Light wear to head of spine. Thin gap (of about one inch in length) in material starting at head of spine. Previous owner's name on first free end page. Closed tear on top edge of p. 35 at a diagonal, at end of closed tear a faint line continues, text not affected. Small closed tear on fore-edge of p. 35. Several pages slightly creased at one corner. Otherwise very good. Seller Inventory # 2028391

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CLEMENS, Samuel L.]

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About this Item: 1893. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. The 1,000,000 Pound Bank-Note and Other New Stories. By Mark Twain. Orig. cloth. N.Y.: Charles Webster, 1893. First edition. BAL 3436. A very good copy. Seller Inventory # 13510

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Twain, Mark (Pseudonym of Samuel Clemens)

Published by Chatto & Windus, London

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About this Item: Chatto & Windus, London. 1893, 1st British Edition. (Decorative cloth) Very good. 311pp. With 32PP adverts dated March 1893. Light shelf wear, the spine somewhat faded, the gilt remaining bright enough. Joints tender. Front hinge ditto. Former owner's name on title page. BAL 3436. Pseudonym of Samuel Clemens. Seller Inventory # 203409

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TWAIN, Mark

Published by Webster, New York (1893)

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About this Item: Webster, New York, 1893. hardcover. Condition: near fine. First. 8vo, tan cloth, pictorially stamped in brown black & gilt. N.Y., 1893. First Edition. Near fine copy, with unobtrusive period ownership signature. Seller Inventory # 242466

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TWAIN, MARK (SAMUEL L. CLEMENS)

Published by CHARLES L. WEBSTER & CO. PUB 1893, NEW YORK NY (1893)

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About this Item: CHARLES L. WEBSTER & CO. PUB 1893, NEW YORK NY, 1893. HARDCOVER. Condition: NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J. FIRST EDITION. BAL 3436 / FRONTISPIECE BY DAN BEARD PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LIGHT BROWN CLOTH WITH GILT TITLES TO THE SPINE AND ILLUSTRATED UPPER COVER IN GILT BLACK AND DARK BROWN. OTHER THAN A TRACE OF INSECT TRACKING ON THE FRONT SPINE EDGE AND EXCELLENT NICELY PRESERVED CLEAN AND BRIGHT COPY WITH GILT TITLES STILL BRIGHT AND CORNERS AND SPINE ENDS WITHOUT WEAR. Seller Inventory # 013776

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TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Published by Charles L. Webster Company, New York (1893)

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From: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB (Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Charles L. Webster Company, New York, 1893. Hardcover. Dan Beard (illustrator). First Edition. Decorated brown cloth. BAL 3436. Frontispiece illustration by Dan Beard; 9-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Small tear to front blank. Fine, bright copy. Seller Inventory # 003689

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