Mark Twain: Selected Writings of an American Skeptic / Edition 1

Mark Twain: Selected Writings of an American Skeptic / Edition 1

by Mark Twain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879759720

ISBN-13: 9780879759728

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) commands an important place in the public mind. Many Americans feel a natural and easy identification with this popular literary figure. Twain's humor, his wit, and his social concern endear him to countless Americans who think of him as "one of us."

For the general reader, this collection provides a convenient resource that will spark

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Overview

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) commands an important place in the public mind. Many Americans feel a natural and easy identification with this popular literary figure. Twain's humor, his wit, and his social concern endear him to countless Americans who think of him as "one of us."

For the general reader, this collection provides a convenient resource that will spark many debates. It will convince scholars of American literature that Clemens was a skeptic for most of his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879759728
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword: Subversive Mark Twain
Introduction: Mark Twain, American Doubter1
IEarly Writings and Travel Literature15
Juvenilia and Early Journalism16
The Innocents Abroad23
Roughing It75
IIA Serious Comedian105
Sketches New and Old105
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer124
A Tramp Abroad135
A Short Story: "Edward Mills and George Benton"141
The Prince and the Pauper146
IIIPrime Twain153
Life on the Mississippi153
Gerhardt Letter222
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn224
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court241
The American Claimant275
Tom Sawyer Abroad279
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson281
In Defense of Harriet Shelley295
IVThe Icy Perceptive Stare303
Short Writings303
The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc324
Following the Equator329
To the Person Sitting in Darkness369
What Is Man?373
Christian Science378
VLetters389
VIPosthumous Publications413
A Word of Encouragement for Our Blushing Exiles414
As Regards Patriotism417
Bible Teaching and Religious Practice419
The War Prayer423
Corn-Pone Opinions426
Letters from the Earth430
Unpublished Autobiographical Dictation443
Suggestions for Further Reading449

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