Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens / Edition 1
  • Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens / Edition 1
  • Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens / Edition 1

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens / Edition 1

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by Jerome Loving
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520252578

ISBN-13: 9780520252578

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In

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Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the Southerner transformed himself into a Westerner and finally a New Englander. This reexamination of Twain's life is informed by newly discovered archival materials that provide the most complex view of the man and writer to date. Loving's critical assessment reaches from Twain's earliest efforts at making readers laught to the final and awful irony of that laughter as seen in The Mysterious Stranger texts and in their author's personal tragedies. In brief chapters that mirror an episodic life, Loving takes us on an exhilarating ride and deepens our readings of books we thought we knew, giving us an insightful new life of Mark Twain for the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252578
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology of the Life and Works of Mark Twain
Prologue

I. Humorist in the West
1. Life on the Salt River
2. Window to the West
3. Orion
4. Southwest Humorist
5. Tramp Printer
6. Cub Pilot
7. Death on the Mississippi
8. Fetching Grant
9. Lighting Out
10. A Millionaire for Ten Days
11. “Mark Twain”
12. Governor of the Third House
13. The Jumping Frog
14. Vandal Abroad
15. Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope
II. Writer in the East
16. Westerner in the East
17. Pilgrims on the Loose
18. Love in a Locket
19. The Innocent at Home
20. False Start in Buffalo
21. Back on the Lecture Circuit
22. Home in Hartford
23. Sequel to a Success
24. A Book about the English
25. Colonel Sellers
26. Mississippi Memories
27. The Riley Book
28. Banned in Boston
29. The Innocent Abroad Again
30. Down and Out in Paris and London
III. The Artist and the Businessman
31. Associations New and Old
32. Return to the River and the Lecture Circuit
33. Mark Twain and the Phunny Phellows
34. Webster and Paige
35. A Romance of the White Conscience
36. Publishing Grant
37. Brooding in King Arthur's Court
38. Progress and Poverty
39. Europe on Only Dollars a Day
40. A Dream Sold down the River
41. Family Matters
42. A Friend at Standard Oil
43. Broken Twigs and Found Canoes
44. Back Home and Overland
45. Lost in the British Empire
46. Mark Twain's Daughter
IV. The Mysterious Stranger
47. City of Dreams
48. Winter Fantasies
49. Weary Sojourners
50. Exile's Return
51. Homeless
52. A Death in Florence

Epilogue
Appendix A. Clemens Genealogy
Appendix B. Books Published by Charles L. Webster & Company
Notes

Index

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