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  • Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnuttby Matthew Wilson

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 50.00

    Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), critically acclaimed for his novels, short stories, and essays, was one of the most ambitious and influential African American writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today recognized as a major innovator of American fiction, Chesnutt is an important contributor to de-romanticizing trends in post-Civil... more...

  • Heretical Fictionsby LAWRENCE I. BERKOVE; Joseph Csicsila

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain?s heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author?s early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain?s ?countertheological?... more...

  • Autobiography of Mark Twainby Mark Twain; Ms. Harriet E. Smith

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain?s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain?s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an... more...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Study Guideby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • The Prince and the Pauper Study Guideby Mark Twain

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Mark Twain; Paul Baender

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    This landmark anniversary edition contains a selection of Twain's hard-to-find letters and notes expressing his always-engaging opinions on the publication of Tom Sawyer . more...

  • Black, White, and Huckleberry Finnby Elaine Mensh; Harry Mensh

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    This consequential book takes a hard, systematic look at the depiction of blacks, whites, and race relations in Mark Twain's classic novel, raising questions about its canonical status in American literature. Huckleberry Finn , one of the most widely taught novels in American literature, has long been the subject of ongoing debates over issues... more...

  • Mrs. Mark Twainby Martin Naparsteck; Michele Cardulla

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is the first book-length biography of Olivia Langdon Clemens, Mark Twain's wife. Livy was an intelligent, well-educated woman of Victorian values and sensibilities who lived a charmed and tragic life. Raised in the wealthiest family in Elmira, New York, she married the man destined to become the best known American in the world. She befriended... more...

  • The Mythologizing of Mark Twainby Sara Davis; Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately... more...

  • Twain's The Prince and the Pauperby L. David Allen

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1980; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Take a journey into old London with CliffsNotes on The Prince and the... more...