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

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

by Shelley Fisher Fishkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195132939

ISBN-13: 9780195132939

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195132939
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Mark Twain, 1835-1910: A Brief Biography13
"A Moralist in Disguise": Mark Twain and American Religion55
A Republican Artisan in the Court of King Capital: Mark Twain and Commerce95
Mark Twain and Race127
Mark Twain and Gender163
Mark Twain and Social Class195
Mark Twain and Imperialism227
Illustrated Chronology257
Bibliographical Essay279
Contributors299
Index303

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