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Critical Companion to Mark Twain by R. Kent Rasmussen

Title Critical Companion to Mark Twain
Author R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2014-05-14
Category Authors, American
Total Pages 1159
ISBN 1438108524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Praise for the previous edition:RASD/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source, 1996""'Essential' is the word for it!

A Companion to Mark Twain by Peter Messent

Title A Companion to Mark Twain
Author Peter Messent
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2015-06-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 592
ISBN 1119117917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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

Title Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain
Author R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2009
Category Criticism
Total Pages 337
ISBN 1438112440
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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

Student Companion to Mark Twain by David E. E. Sloane

Title Student Companion to Mark Twain
Author David E. E. Sloane
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2001
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9780313312199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Introduces the life and work of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the writer better known as Mark Twain, examines his influence on American literature, and analyzes his travel writing, his best-known novels, and his other works.

Title Mark Twain s Geographical Imagination
Author Joseph A. Alvarez
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2009-03-26
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 195
ISBN 1443807931
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As early as the 1850s, when Samuel L. Clemens (before he became Mark Twain), as a teenager, traveled from his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, to the east (Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City) and south (St, Louis). In the 1860s, he traveled west to Nevada, California, and The Sandwich Islands (Hawai’I). He also traveled east to Europe and the Middle East. In between these early travels and his “around the world” lecture tour in the 1890s, he lived for periods of time in Europe. From these travels and sojourns abroad, Clemens often found that the imagined geography differed significantly from the reality. And, as most people know, he drew on his real and imagined “home” geography of the lower Mississippi River region to produce several works, including his masterpiece, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Although much has been published about his travels, this collection of essays marks a different approach to Twain’s use of geography and geography’s influence on Twain. The eleven essays use Twain’s concepts of space (geography) to help us understand (or to complicate our understanding of) some of Twain’s works, including Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, Roughing It, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, No. 44 The Mysterious Stranger, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and “The Private History of Campaign that Failed.” The contributors include veteran Twain scholars as well as a graduate student and a non-academic humorist. Their critical perspectives range from the biographical and historical to Althusserian Ideological.

Mark Twain A to Z by R. Kent Rasmussen

Title Mark Twain A to Z
Author R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher
Release 1995-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9780816028450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Features synopses of works, character descriptions, biographies of contemporaries, and explanations of literary terms and place names

Companion to Literature by Abby H. P. Werlock

Title Companion to Literature
Author Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2009
Category American literature
Total Pages 859
ISBN 143812743X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Praise for the previous edition:Booklist/RBB "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers"RUSA/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source"" ... useful ... Recommended for public libraries and undergraduates."

Title The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Author Mark Twain
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release 2013-01-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 194
ISBN 048648923X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Familiarity breeds contempt — and children." "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." "Heaven for climate. Hell for company." This attractive paperback gift edition of the renowned American humorist's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips on life, love, history, culture, travel, and other topics from his fiction, essays, letters, and autobiography.

Mark Twain and Youth by Kevin Mac Donnell

Title Mark Twain and Youth
Author Kevin Mac Donnell
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2016-07-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1474223117
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of the greatest American authors, Mark Twain holds a special position not only as a distinctly American cultural icon but also as a preeminent portrayer of youth. His famous writings about children and youthful themes are central to both his work and his popularity. The distinguished contributors to Mark Twain and Youth make Twain even more accessible to modern readers by fully exploring youth themes in both his life and his extensive writings. The volume's twenty-six original essays offer new perspectives on such important subjects as Twain's boyhood; his relationships with his siblings and his own children; his attitudes toward aging, gender roles, and slavery; the marketing, reception, teaching, and adaptation of his works; and youth themes in his individual novels--Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Joan of Arc. The book also includes a revealing foreword by actor Hal Holbrook, who has performed longer as "Mark Twain†? than Samuel Clemens himself did. The book includes contributions by: Lawrence Berkove, John Bird, Jocelyn A. Chadwick, Joseph Csicsila, Hugh H. Davis, Mark Dawidziak, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, James Golden, Alan Gribben, Benjamin Griffin, Ronald Jenn, Holger Kersten, Andrew Levy, Cindy Lovell, Karen Lystra, Debra Ann MacComb, Peter Messent, Linda A. Morris, K. Patrick Ober, John R. Pascal, Lucy E. Rollin, Barbara Schmidt, David E. E. Sloane, Henry Sweets, Wendelinus Wurth.

Mark Twain s Audience by Robert McParland

Title Mark Twain s Audience
Author Robert McParland
Publisher Lexington Books
Release 2014-09-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0739190520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The unique contribution of this book is the focus upon the testimony of Twain’s audience as a unique “reading community”—how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing, literacy, and educational reform, and how Americans loved the theatricality and humor that Twain brought to their lives.