FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Mark Twain's Book For Bad... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by thriftbooks-USA
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: All items ship from the USA.  Arrival time is usually 2-3 weeks. Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. Spend Less. Read More. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Mark Twain's Book For Bad Boys and Girls Hardcover – 1 Dec 1995


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£15.99
£8.39 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Are You an Author Looking to Publish Your Book?
It's Free, Fast, and Easy to Publish to Kindle, Print and Audio with Amazon Independent Publishing Learn more
£15.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Mark Twain is without question one of America's favorite authors, but few people fully appreciate that within this beloved writer's memorable works is the subversive philosophy that "bad" people often are happier and more successful than those who strive to be "good". Mark Twain's Book for Bad Boys and Girls is the first-ever compilation of Twain's wise and witty essays, sketches, and stories on the joys and rewards of misbehavior. With themes including "honesty is not always the best policy", "the wicked are not always punished", and "virtue is often its only reward", this delightfully mischievous book includes such incorrigible advice as: "If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won't. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterward act quietly in the manner according to the dictates of your best judgment".

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b8547ec) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ba60fc0) out of 5 stars Charming, fun, instructive 10 Nov. 2003
By N.. Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Even a book this small reveals how wonderful was the pen of Mark Twain. It is brimming with good-natured mischief and well-told yarns. It is the perfect antidote to the smarmy nonsense plopped onto the bookshelves by The Gambling Gourmand, William Bennett. A perfect gift for an intelligent youngster, and a delight for adults.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a563578) out of 5 stars Better, Much Better Than William Bennett 1 Dec. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great little book. A gift to kids that will touch their minds and set off mini-explosions of laughter and possibility. William Bennett, the idiot of our times, could never have thought of this stuff and doesn't have the intellect or imagination to be able to write this well. Let's buy this book and dismiss William Bennett. Mark Twain is an American original.
HASH(0x9a56434c) out of 5 stars Great collection of stories and essays with naughtiness in mind! 25 Nov. 2013
By jennie henzel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A terrific collection of Mark Twain's most hilarious bad advice for kids, naughty characters, and scenes showing that Mark Twain's strength has always been stories where bad deeds are hardly ever gone unrewarded. I may be prejudiced, however, as I produced the audiobook of Mr. Rasmussen's book, and you can see it at my website, richardhenzel com.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback