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Publication Order of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Books

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Annotated Huckleberry Finn (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians and Other Unfinished Stories (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diaries Of Adam and Eve Books

Extracts from Adam's Diary (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eve's Diary (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Gilded Age (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince and the Pauper (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Claimant (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Double Barrelled Detective Story (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dog's Tale (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Leopold's Soliloquy (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Horse's Tale (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Colonel Sellers (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jumping Frog (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pudd'nhead Wilson (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Stranger (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bakers Bluejay Yarn (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen White Elephant (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invalid's Story (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye Openers (1871)Description / Buy at Amazon
Screamers (1871)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Twain's Sketches (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sketches New and Old (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen White Elephant (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Tales (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 1,000,000 Pound Bank-Note, and Other New Stories (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Punch, Brothers, Punch (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Innocents Abroad (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Innocents at Home (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography; and, First Romance (1871)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roughing It (By: Rodman W. Paul) (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Awful German Language / Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tramp Abroad (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Decay of the Art of Lying (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life on the Mississippi (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Following the Equator (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
English as She is Taught (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
What is Man? and Other Essays (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Debut as a Literary Person (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christian Science (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Twain's Speeches (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bible According to Mark Twain (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews (With: Gary Scharnhorst) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from the Earth (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Autobiography Of Mark Twain Books

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3 (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Atlantic Harvest: Memoirs of the Atlantic(1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great American Short Stories(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
21 Great Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unknown California(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spells of Enchantment(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prose and Poetry of the American West(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Horrors: Tiny Tales of Terror(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing New York(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Noir 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cairo Anthology: Two Hundred Years of Travel Writing(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citing Atheists: Quotes of Agnosticism, Non-Theism, Skepticism, Irreligion, Free Thought, and Philosophy(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Favorite Love Stories(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Driftless Reader(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living to Tell the Horrid Tales(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animals We Love(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Midnight(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Cat Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Classic Christmas Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mark Twain is a very famous American author. Named Samuel Langhorne Clemens, he was born on November 30. 1835 He grew up in Missouri and his family relocated just four years later to Hannibal from Florida (the town). His father passed away when Twain was just eleven years old, a failed farmer for much of his life when he was alive.

Twain was an apprentice printer by sixteen and also worked penning sketches for the paper. He left Hannibal to be an itinerant printer at the age of 18. He worked in such places as St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati. Twain was on steamboats on the Mississippi from 1857 to 1861 and was soon a licensed pilot. However, river shipping was soon interrupted by the arrival of the Civil War.

Twain went to Nevada with brother Orion, who was working as a secretary there for the territory. Twain settled down in Carson City and tried his hand at prospecting. He also wrote humor pieces for the papers and began using the pen name Mark Twain at that time. He went to San Francisco and there became a regular correspondent for the newspaper and contributed to Golden Era, a lit magazine in the area of the time.

Around 1866, Twain went to Hawaii and also went to Europe the following year for the purpose of reporting about the first-ever organized tourist cruise. At the time he was also growing in notoriety as a lecturer and humorist. He was married to Livy Langdon and then settled down to spend some time in New York before moving to and living for about twenty years in Hartford, Connecticut.

His sketches about traveling in Europe were also expanded to become The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It. They were a collection of his adventures, and both did very well. However, what he gained in the literary world were also offset by poor business dealings that included developing a new typesetting machine, a publishing house, an issue with unrestrained spending that resulted in frequent financial difficulties– something that would plague him throughout his life.

Twain was the co-author along with Charles Warner of the 1973 book The Gilded Age. After that, he began to jot down his memories of childhood in the Mississippi. This resulted in the very famous and critically acclaimed books that focused on boys growing up in the Missippi area, often oblivious to the adult struggles and themes that lay all around them. Huckleberry Finn took him the better part of a decade to work on but when he was done with it and published the novel, it was a smash hit.

Twain ended up trying his hand at historical romance fiction. He also continued to write about his travel experiences, putting them down into his 1897 novel Following the Equator. He was friends with many notable people in those years, including Ulysses S. Grant, whose memoirs were published by Twain himself in 1885 (and made possible by Twain’s very own urging).

He lived in Europe for much of the 1890s. However, when his daughter Susy occurred in 1896 and then his daughter Jean fell ill, his writing turned more bitter in tone. This could be seen in many of his novels. When his financial troubles had finally resolved in his later years, Twain finally settled down near Redding, Connecticut. He lived in his Stormfield Mansion on April 21, 1910. He has written several books he is known for and is famous throughout America and the world. He has also written three novels in a series about Adam and Eve, as well as several standalone novels.

Mark Twain has contributed to numerous collections as well that include Mark Twain’s Sketches, Merry Tales, The $30,000 Bequest, and more, the most recent being Alonzo Fitz, published posthumously in 2001. He has had several non-fiction books come out in the course of his lengthy writing career. Mark Twain has also had stories featured in a number of anthologies, including The Golden Road and others. He has also written several short stories that include Luck, among others.

He is the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which was published in 1876. This book was largely inspired by his memories of his childhood, and the book is seen as a celebration of childhood. The main character is Tom Sawyer, a young boy who is curious, impulsive, a bad scholar, and a menace to his tolerant Aunt Polly. This story of boyhood adventure has been a bestseller for years and is a celebration and a reminder of what it is like to be a child while at the same time taking an honest and nearly photographic look at the South at that period of time.

Tom spends most of his time trying to avoid having to do work or anything with school or punishment. He puts a lot of energy into trying to get around what others want him to do. Filled with humor and nostalgia, adult reality and innocence of childhood, Tom Sawyer is a masterwork from Twain that perches on themes and real-life happenings of the time that became an American classic.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885. This focused on the main character Huck Finn, a young boy in the Mississippi area that takes a journey down the river on a raft. Huck gets away from his alcoholic father and the civilizing Widow Douglas with the help of his new friend Jim, who is a runaway slave. Together they go on a series of adventures that take them to fighting families and some tricky adults too.

This novel summed up the voice of the American people and the nation at that time and is a piece of history right from the pages of the nineteenth century. Mark Twain’s classic tale of a boy who is daring and even self-sufficient to an extent shows the undercurrents that were sweeping through the States at that time. Adult control and slavery threaten to break up Huck and Jim amidst all this light-hearted fun. If you have not yet read this novel, pick up this book and see why it is such a favorite.

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