Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в 12 томах. Том 8. Личные воспоминания о Жанне Д`Арк сьера Луи Де Конта, ее пажа и секретаря. Том Сойер — сыщик

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Автор: Марк Твен
Название: Том 8. Личные воспоминания о Жанне Д`Арк сьера Луи Де Конта, ее пажа и секретаря, Том Сойер — сыщик
Издательство: М.: Гослитиздат, 1960 г.
Серия: Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в двенадцати томах
Формат: FB2
Страниц: 488
Размер: 1,82 Мб

В восьмой том Собрания сочинений вошли исторический роман «Личные воспоминания о Жанне Д`Арк» и повесть «Том Сойер — сыщик».
Жанна Д`Арк во многом близка прежним любимым героям Твена, таким же безродным плебеям, — Тому Кенти, Геку Финну, коннектикутскому янки. Твен любуется нравственной цельностью ее характера, ее целомудренностью и волей к борьбе, ее ясным умом и житейской мудростью, позволившими этой семнадцатилетней девочке из деревенского захолустья вести к победам французскую армию, вопреки придворным интригам и проискам предателей-вельмож.
В основу сюжета повести «Том Сойер — сыщик» Твен положил запутанное происшествие, послужившее поводом к сенсационному уголовному процессу в Скандинавии XVII века. Автор перенес события на американскую почву, сделав их участниками Тома, Гека и группу других персонажей, уже знакомых читателям «Приключений Гекльберри Финна».

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain

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Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) is a novel by Mark Twain. Its central intrigue revolves around two boys — one, born into slavery, with 1/32 black ancestry; the other, white, born to be the master of the house. The two boys, who look similar, are switched at infancy. Each grows into the other's social role.
The story was serialized in The Century Magazine (1893–4), before being published as a novel in 1894.
Twain originally envisioned the characters of Luigi and Angelo Capello as conjoined twins, modeled after the late-19th century Italian conjoined twins Giovanni and Giacomo Tocci. He planned for them to be the central characters of a novel to be titled Those Extraordinary Twins. During the writing process, however, Twain realized that secondary characters such as Pudd'nhead Wilson, Roxy, and Tom Driscoll were taking a more central role in the story. More importantly, he found that the serious tone of the story of Roxy and Tom clashed unpleasantly with the light tone of the twins' story.

Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain

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Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.
In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim travel to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Detective, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn. It is a sequel, set in the time following the title story of the Tom Sawyer series.

The American Claimant by Mark Twain

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The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictitious literature. Indeed, all the weather is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time.
The American Claimant is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy.

Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в 12 томах. Том 7. Американский претендент. Том Сойер за границей. Простофиля Вильсон

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Автор: Марк Твен
Название: Том 7. Американский претендент, Том Сойер за границей, Простофиля Вильсон
Издательство: М.: Гослитиздат, 1960 г.
Серия: Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в двенадцати томах
Формат: FB2
Страниц: 512
Размер: 1,87 Мб

В седьмой том Собрания сочинений вошли повести «Американский претендент», «Том Сойер за границей» и «Простофиля Вильсон».
В повести «Американский претендент», написанной Твеном в 1891 и опубликованной в 1892 году, читатель снова встречается с героями «Позолоченного века» (1874) — Селлерсом и Вашингтоном Хокинсом. Снова они носятся с проектами обогащения, принимающими на этот раз совершенно абсурдный характер.
Повесть «Том Сойер за границей», в большой мере представляющая собой экстравагантную шутку, по глубине и художественной силе слабее первых двух книг Твена о Томе и Геке. Но и в этом произведении читателя радуют блестки твеновского юмора и острые сатирические эпизоды.
Повесть «Простофиля Вильсон» — значительное произведение, в котором с большой силой и выразительностью показано разлагающее воздействие рабства на жизнь в США, развернута яркая картина быта затхлого провинциального городка — Пристани Доусона — и созданы яркие, запоминающиеся образы, особенно Вильсона и «белой» негритянки Роксаны.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.
In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported in time and space to England during the reign of King Arthur. After some initial confusion and his capture by one of Arthur's knights, Hank realizes that he is actually in the past, and he uses his knowledge to make people believe that he is a powerful magician.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective) and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в 12 томах. Том 6. Приключения Гекльберри Финна. Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура

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Автор: Марк Твен
Название: Том 6. Приключения Гекльберри Финна, Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Издательство: М.: Гослитиздат, 1960 г.
Серия: Марк Твен. Собрание сочинений в двенадцати томах
Формат: FB2
Страниц: 656
Размер: 2,39 Мб

В шестой том Собрания сочинений вошли повести «Приключения Гекльберри Финна» и «Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура».
«Приключения Гекльберри Финна» — вершина творчества Твена. Положительные герои книги — Гек и негр Джим — по глубине и верности художественной характеристики принадлежат к лучшим его созданиям. Сатира и юмор насыщены социальным и психологическим содержанием.
Сюжет повести «Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура» — столкновение американца XIX столетия с феодальной цивилизацией — дает Твену множество поводов для остроумной критики «романтики средневековья» и служит неиссякаемым источником остропародийных и комических ситуаций. Однако далеко не во всех случаях, когда Твен противопоставляет высмеиваемым им средневеково-рыцарским обычаям обычаи современной Америки, ему удается одержать полную художественную победу.

A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

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A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is the fourth of Mark Twain's six travel books published during his lifetime and is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to the first one, The Innocents Abroad.
As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it.

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

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The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.
Tom Canty, youngest son of a poor family living in Offal Court located in London, has always aspired to a better life, encouraged by the local priest, who has taught him to read and write. Loitering around the palace gates one day, he meets Edward Tudor, the Prince of Wales. Coming too close in his intense excitement, Tom is nearly caught and beaten by the Royal Guards. However, Edward stops them and invites Tom into his palace chamber. There, the two boys get to know one another. Fascinated by each other's life and their uncanny resemblance to each other and learning they were even born on the same day, they decide to switch places "temporarily." The Prince momentarily goes outside, quickly hiding an article of national importance, which the reader later learns is the Great Seal of England, but dressed as Tom, he is not recognized by the guards, who drive him from the palace, and he eventually finds his way through the streets to the Canty home. There, he is subjected to the brutality of Tom's alcoholic and abusive father, from whom he manages to escape, and meets one Miles Hendon, a soldier and nobleman returning from war. Although Miles does not believe Edward's claims to royalty, he humors him and becomes his protector. Meanwhile, news reaches them that King Henry VIII has died and Edward is now the King.