The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain Book

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain


  • Author : J. R. LeMaster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415890588

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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain's life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain's sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain Book

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain


  • Author : J.R. LeMaster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 888
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135881351

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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain’s life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain’s sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.

The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Book

The Mark Twain Encyclopedia


  • Author : J. R. LeMaster
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 082407212X

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A reference guide to the great American author (1835-1910) for students and general readers. The approximately 740 entries, arranged alphabetically, are essentially a collection of articles, ranging significantly in length and covering a variety of topics pertaining to Twain's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's writing reflects Samuel Clemens's personal experience, particular attention is given to the interface between art and life, i.e., between imaginative reconstructions and their factual sources of inspiration. Each entry is accompanied by a selective bibliography to guide readers to sources of additional information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Book

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature


  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 2280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195156539

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature Book
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature


  • Author : Steven R. Serafin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1305
  • ISBN 10 : 0826417779

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Chapters from My Autobiography Book
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Chapters from My Autobiography


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775417071

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Renowned American humorist Mark Twain turns his incisive wit loose on his own life story in this unique take on the nineteenth-century memoir. Originally composed in a format that studiously ignored the careful chronological structure that most autobiographies follow, these essays were first published in book form ten years after the author's death. Twain fans will love the author's account of his quintessentially American upbringing, wildly zig-zagging career path, and gradual transition into the writing life.

Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom Book

Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom


  • Author : James S. Leonard
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0822322978

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A collection of articles on Twain’s work expressing a broad range of critical perspectives and pedagogical methods, intended to address race, gender and class issues in the classroom.

The Life of Mark Twain Book

The Life of Mark Twain


  • Author : Gary Scharnhorst
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826274007

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This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. In the succeeding years, Clemens biographers have either tailored their narratives to fit the parameters of a single volume or focused on a particular period or aspect of Clemens’s life, because the whole of that epic life cannot be compressed into a single volume. In The Life of Mark Twain, Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas. With dozens of Mark Twain biographies available, what is left unsaid? On average, a hundred Clemens letters and a couple of Clemens interviews surface every year. Scharnhorst has located documents relevant to Clemens’s life in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, and in the West, including some which have been presumed lost. Over three volumes, Scharnhorst elucidates the life of arguably the greatest American writer and reveals the alchemy of his gifted imagination.

Mark Twain  A Literary Life Book

Mark Twain A Literary Life


  • Author : Everett Emerson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512821550

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2000 "Mark Twain endures. Readers sense his humanity, enjoy his humor, and appreciate his insights into human nature, even into such painful experiences as embarrassment and humiliation. No matter how remarkable the life of Samuel Clemens was, what matters most is the relationship of Mark Twain the writer and his writings. That is the subject of this book."—from the Preface In Mark Twain, A Literary Life, Everett Emerson revisits one of America's greatest and most popular writers to explore the relationship between the life of the writer and his writings. The assumption throughout is that to see Mark Twain's writings in focus, one must give proper attention to their biographical context. Mark Twain's literary career is fascinating in its strangeness. How could this genius have had so little sense of what he should next do? As a young man, Samuel Clemens's first vocation, that of journeyman printer, took him far from home to the sights of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, while his next vocation would give him the identity by which we most frequently know him. His choice of "Mark Twain" as a pen name cemented his bond with the river, as did such books as Life on the Mississippi and Huckleberry Finn. Then following an unsuccessful try at silver mining, Clemens worked as a newspaperman, humorist, lecturer, but also cultivated an interest in playwriting, politics, and philosophizing. In reporting the author's life, Emerson has endeavored to permit Mark Twain to tell his own story as much as possible, through the use of letters and autobiographical writings, some unpublished. These fascinating glimpses into the life of the writer will be of interest to all who have an abiding affection for Samuel Clemens and his extraordinary legacy.

A Companion to Mark Twain Book

A Companion to Mark Twain


  • Author : Peter Messent
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119117919

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This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism

Mark Twain   France Book

Mark Twain France


  • Author : Paula Harrington
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826273772

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Blending cultural history, biography, and literary criticism, this book explores how one of America's greatest icons used the French to help build a new sense of what it is to be “American” in the second half of the nineteenth century. While critics have generally dismissed Mark Twain’s relationship with France as hostile, Harrington and Jenn see Twain’s use of the French as a foil to help construct his identity as “the representative American.” Examining new materials that detail his Montmatre study, the carte de visite album, and a chronology of his visits to France, the book offers close readings of writings that have been largely ignored, such as The Innocents Adrift manuscript and the unpublished chapters of A Tramp Abroad, combining literary analysis, socio-historical context and biographical research.

Mark Twain and Metaphor Book

Mark Twain and Metaphor


  • Author : John Bird
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826266026

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Metaphor theory, observes John Bird, is like Mark Twain: both seem simple upon first introduction. Now, in the most complete study to date of Twain's use of figurative language, a veteran Twain scholar tackles the core of his writing and explores it with theoretical approaches that have rarely been applied to Twain, providing new insights into how he imagined his world--and the singular ways in which he expressed himself. From "The Jumping Frog" to the late dream narratives, Bird considers Twain's metaphoric construction over his complete career and especially sheds new light on his central texts: Roughing It; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Pudd'nhead Wilson; and No. 44,The Mysterious Stranger. He reconsiders "Old Times on the Mississippi" as the most purely metaphorical of Twain's writings, goes on to look at how Twain used metaphor and talked about it in a variety of works and genres, and even argues that Clemens's pseudonym is not so much an alter ego as a metaphorized self. By offering insight into how Twain handled figurative language during the composing process, Bird reveals not only hidden facets of his artistry but also new aspects of works that we think we know well--including some entirely new ideas regarding Huck Finn that draw on the recent discovery of the first half of the manuscript. In addition to dealing with issues currently central to Twain studies, such as race and gender, he also links metaphor to humor and dream theory to further illuminate topics central to his work. More than a study of Twain's language, the book delves into the psychological aspects of metaphor to reveal the writer's attitudes and thoughts, showing how using metaphor as a guide to Twain reveals much about his composition process. Applying the insights of metaphor theorists such as Roman Jakobson and Colin M. Turbayne, Bird offers readers not only new insights into Twain but also an introduction to t

Chapters from My Autobiography Book

Chapters from My Autobiography


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4057664181879

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"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain Book

Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain


  • Author : R. Kent Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Criticism
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438112442

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Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and presents and discusses sample topics based on ten pieces by Mark Twain.

The Ordeal of Mark Twain Book

The Ordeal of Mark Twain


  • Author : Van Wyck Brooks
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0469761679

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