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  • A Historical Guide to Mark Twainby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    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... more...

  • Lighting Out for the Territoryby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99

    In Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture , Shelley Fisher Fishkin explores how this son of slaveholders came to write one of the greatest anti-racist novels of all time--and why this remarkable odyssey is so often erased or ignored today. Fishkin's bold original blend of personal narrative, biography, history,... more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    Published in 1884, Huck Finn has become one of the most widely taught novels in American curricula. But where did Huckleberry Finn come from, and what made it so distinctive? Shelley Fisher Fishkin suggests that in Huckleberry Finn , more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play... more...

  • Writing Americaby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    "A book that redraws the literary map of the United States." ? Junot Díaz Writing America takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, reflecting the true diversity of the nation and its authors. Profusely illustrated, it is the literary gift book for 2015. more...

  • Mark Twain?s Book of Animalsby Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Longtime admirers of Mark Twain are aware of how integral animals were to his work as a writer, from his first stories through his final years, including many pieces that were left unpublished at his death. This beautiful volume, illustrated with 30 new images by master engraver Barry Moser, gathers writings from the full span of Mark Twain?s career... more...

  • Is He Dead?by Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    The University of California Press is delighted to announce the new publication of this three-act play by one of America's most important and well-loved writers. A highly entertaining comedy that has never appeared in print or on stage, Is He Dead? is finally available to the wide audience Mark Twain wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna... more...

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