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- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 22.95
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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 25.95 US$ 20.76
This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain?s private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing.... more...
- 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...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 23.99
"That is the thing about New York," wrote Dorothy Parker in 1928. "It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day." Now you can journey back there, in time, to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835?1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he played a significant role in speaking for the Chinese people both at home and abroad. After his death, his Chinese adventures did not come to an end, for his body of works... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00
This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years Brings together respected Twain critics... more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 22.95 US$ 16.07
While the entire world knows Mark Twain as the renowned author of many classic American novels, few people are aware that he was also a highly successful businessman. In fact, more than half of his life was consumed by moneymaking pursuits, which often resulted in writing projects being neglected--but at the same time, these adventures were the inspiration... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95
Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America?s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy.... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95
One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopins The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national... more...