What Do I Read Next?
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches (1867) is a collection of early short stories by Twain, considered among his best.
Life on the Mississippi (1883) is an autobiographical novel based on Twain’s experiences as a river boat pilot when he was a young man.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is regarded as Twain’s masterpiece and as one of the greatest American novels of the nineteenth century. Huck Finn runs away from home along with Jim, an escaped slave, with whom he travels down the Mississippi River on a raft.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889), by Twain, is a fantastical novel in which a nineteenth-century American finds himself transported to the royal court of King Arthur in Medieval England.
Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches (1870) is a collection of short stories by Bret Harte, a ‘‘local color’’ author and contemporary of Twain. Harte’s tales, set in California mining camps, are both humorous and sentimental.
The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is a novel by Sarah Orne Jewett, another of Twain’s contemporaries and also a ‘‘local color’’ author. Jewett writes of community life in a small maritime village on the coast of Maine.