What are the best Mark Twain books?

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    #1The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.

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    Bruce Yang
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "One of my all time favorites. Bought this to read on my business flights and really brought back middle school memories. Didn't realize how funny it was until now. "
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    #2The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, and Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

    The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, and Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

    Published in 1876, this short book from Mark Twain is an absolute battle royal between Mark Twain and an unwelcome guest at Twain's annual visit to his aunt. They both start barking at each other, in a succession of wits and insults. 


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    David Hernandez
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Mark Twain is one of my favorites authors and I read almost all of his books. Even if you havent read any book from his, you can easily start from this one since it will tell you the characteristics of the author."
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    #3Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Tom Sawyer, Detective
    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn were bored in a spring day until Tom's aunt asked him to come as soon as possible to her place, as uncle Silas was in real trouble. Once they arrive at their destination, they will start having lots of adventures. 


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    Doris Hansen
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Tom Sawyer is a top book of all time. I have read this story multiple times over the years and it always feels like a new experience. "
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    #4Tom Sawyer Abroad

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

    This is the sequel of Tom Sawyer, Detective, one of Mark Twain's more iconic books. Written under Huck Finn's perspective, it narrates the adventures of Tom, Jim and himself in Africa, where they will meet lots of interesting friends... and enemies. 


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    Abhinav Das
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Does any Mark Twain book automatically go on the list of best Mark Twain books? It seems there are at least 28, so many may have no idea there are that many to choose from. This one is certainly a solid entry with his most famous characters."
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    #5Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

    Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
    This book is a collection of ninety-nine small texts of Mark Twain about life's most common topics. Like this, Twain dispenses advice, aphorisms and anecdotes on topics like health, food or love, always written with its unique style. 


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    Donna Arnold
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "While this is an interesting book that gives great points of view from the author, he has better books that are based on fictional stories."
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    #6The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg: And Other Short Works

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg: And Other Short Works
    This book is the story of a fictional town named Hadleyburg, whose citizens are the epitome of perfection, at least when it comes to good manners. One day, a stranger is offended by one of these citizens, and decides to set a scheme to show everyone that they aren't as good as they think. In addition, 14 short pieces of fiction are included in this book. 


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    Justin Carroll
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Not my favorite works of Twain, still very good and a good read but I'm really into the more mainstream reads of his. "
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    #7The Devil's Race-Track: Mark Twain's "Great Dark" Writings

    The Devil's Race-Track: Mark Twain's "Great Dark" Writings
    In this book, Mark Twain meditates about the not-so-bright side of life: personal tragedies and demons, frightening world events and human nature. Using his own experiences, he brings a deep yet humorous text on what really matters in life. 


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    Joan Reed
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I love Mark Twain's work and I found The Devil's Race-Track: Mark Twain's "Great Dark" Writings particularly compelling. I found a whole new side to the author and great insight into his thoughts near the end of his life. Definitely worth a read, especially for Twain fans."
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    #8Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    This is Mark Twain's final novel, and the one the writer thought it was his better work. Even though the figure of Joan of Arc really existed, the events written on the book are fictionalized, and don't necessarily follow those in the manuscript of Jean Francois Alden. 

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    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Joan of Arc is an impressive debut novel by Mark Twain. Through the years this has held up as a remarkable work by Mark Twain. I have read the book several times and love it."
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    #9Life on the Mississippi

    Life on the Mississippi

    This Mark Twain book, the one who started to give him notoriety as a writer, is a memoir of his days working as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi, before the Civil War. It also talks about his  travel New Orleans from St. Louis, years after the war. 


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    Pamela Reyes
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I wanted the best Mark Twain books out there. I found Life on the Mississippi, which was Twain's first book that gave him notoriety. Great book and full of adventure."

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