Mark Twain

Many people have heard of the American author Mark Twain. But did you know this was not his real name? His real name was Samual Langhorne Clemens and he was born in the United States of America in 1835. He worked as a journalist and wrote news stories and books – he was one of the first writers to use a typewriter! Some of Mark Twain’s books are available as Macmillan Readers and they are listed below.

The Prince and the Pauper Macmillan Readers

The Prince and the Pauper

(elementary)

The year is 1547. In London, two boys from different families live very different lives. One is Edward Tudor, a prince and the future King of England; the other is Tom Canty, the son of a thief. One day they meet and their lives change forever.

What happens when the two boys wear each other’s clothes? Why does the prince need the help of a poor man? Who becomes king when Henry VIII dies? And how can a beautiful gold object save the prince? Mark Twain’s classic story of two young boys who swap lives has the answers.

Available with and without audio CD.

Also available as audio download or eBook.

 


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Macmillan Readers

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

(beginner)

‘Tom was very unhappy. He was in trouble, he was going to run away forever. “Nobody loves me! I’m leaving home…”’

A story of the humorous adventures of a young orphan boy who lives beside the great Mississippi River in 1844.

Available with and without audio CD.

Also available as audio download or eBook.

 


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Macmillan Readers

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

(beginner)

It is 1845 and Huck has made up his mind to leave the little town of Hannibal. When his violent father holds him captive, Huck knows that he has to leave quickly and secretly. And so Huck begins his journey down the Mississippi River on a log raft, in the company of another runaway- the slave Jim.

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Also available as audio download or eBook.