“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
From his adventure books featuring good ole’ Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, to his own personal accounts found in a very personal memoir, Mark Twain has gone down in history for his classical twists mixed with a touch of humor that splits our sides. This month we’re focused on Mark Twain because November is his birthday month, and we want you to experience the classics you may have missed. Luckily for you, they’re all under a dollar, making them easily accessible for Kindle owners! Here are five suggestions for you to download:
This is where the adventure begins for Tom and Huck Finn, who are known for their adventures together in Mark Twain’s classics. One night, while the two boys are in a graveyard, they witness a murder and promise that they will never reveal the secret to another soul. However, in doing so, they compromise their lives as very dangerous men search for them to keep them quiet.
When you think about the greatest classics, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is probably one that comes to mind. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, so make sure you read that one to get to know Tom! Get to know Huckleberry Finn as well as the people and places along the Mississippi River. This book has been known to create great controversy but has become the center of classical books for many.
This one is an interesting pick for the true Mark Twain fan, told through his eyes in real accounts. In 1867, a completely different time than we know from now, Mark Twain and a group of Fellow Americans toured Europe and the Holy Land aboard a Civil War Ship and kept a written record of what they discovered along the way. This entertaining work is one we don’t want you to miss, especially if you love real historical accounts.
Mark Twain once told the engaging tale of friendship following Joan of Arc, a gifted woman who was never taken seriously. The original novel was reprinted again and again since the 1890s. Now, adapter Tony DiGerolamo and illustrator Rajesh Nagulakonda came together to create this beautiful graphic novel, which perfectly grasps Mark Twain’s original novel. If you love graphic novels and are itching to get your hands on a new read, don’t miss this one!
Every one of Mark Twain’s sixty short stories is in this collection, including some of your favorites and even some you’ve missed! This classical collection of humorous stories that keep us thinking about human nature will live on in our hearts as we read some of the tales that paved the way and served as inspiration for what we read today.
What are some of your favorite Mark Twain novels? Let us know in the comments below!