Mark Twain

Published in 1895, “Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses was written as a satire and criticism of the writings of fellow American author, James Fenimore Cooper. The essay claims Cooper is guilty of verbose writing, poor plotting, glaring inconsistencies, overused clichés, cardboard characterizations, and a host of similar "offenses."

"How I Edited an Agricultural Paper" was originally published in Mark Twain's 1875 collection of short stories, Sketches New and Old

"Luck" was first published in 1891 in Harper's Magazine. It was subsequently reprinted in 1892 in the anthology Merry Tales.

"Something About Repentence" is taken from Letters from the Earth, which was written circa 1909 and published posthumously in 1962.

Published in 1880, A Tramp Abroad details a journey by Mark Twain, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe.

Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. It was published in 1872.

Published in 1885, “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed” is a highly fictionalized memoir of Mark Twain's two-week stint in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard.

Also in this episode is "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which was Twain's first great success as a writer and brought him national attention upon its publication in 1865.

Published in 1885, “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed” is a highly fictionalized memoir of Mark Twain's two-week stint in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Ignite! Community Theatre presents Is He Dead? June 8-24. Director Jerry Uppinghouse dropped by with cast members Dan Griffith, LuRicka Kougl and Meri Horn to preview the production.