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A Historical Guide to Mark Twain (Historical Guides to American Authors)

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Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printer's apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, remains to this day one of the most enduring and beloved of America's great writers. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Mark Twain addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Twain's work, including religion, commerce, race, gender, social class, and imperialism. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times.

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Following a brief Twain biography (1835-1910), six essays discuss the views expressed in Twain's writings on American religion, commerce, race relations, gender, social class, and imperialism as providing "rich insight into his country's zeitgeist." Includes an illustrated chronology and bibliographical essay by Fishkin (American studies and English, U. of Texas-Austin).
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About the Author

Shelley Fisher Fishkin is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the editor of The Oxford Mark Twain and author of Was Huck Black? (OUP) and Lighting Out for the Territory (OUP).

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Introduction, Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195132939
Editor:
Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
Author:
null, Shelley Fisher
Author:
Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literature and society -- United States.
Subject:
Twain, Mark - Political and social views
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones and line illus
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.38x5.80x.81 in. .94 lbs.

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