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- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00
Mark Twain, the American comic genius who portrayed, named, and in part exemplified America?s ?Gilded Age,? comes alive in Justin Kaplan?s extraordinary biography. With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye , J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
From a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961?from Hemingway?s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide?Paul Hendrickson... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Known as one of American literature's finest humor writers, Mark Twain took on the travel genre in the series of essays, sketches, and observations collected in The Innocents Abroad. From classic fish-out-of-water shenanigans to keen insight into the differences between American culture and its European and Middle Eastern counterparts, this volume... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have firmly established Mark Twain's reputation as one of the best-loved American humorists, but the author's non-fiction works are packed with as much laughter and keen insight as his popular novels. In the series of essays presented in the volume Roughing It,... more...
- The Floating Press 1883; US$ 3.99
Before his literary career took off and he emerged as one of America's foremost men of letters, Mark Twain worked as a steamboat pilot in the antebellum South and Midwest. This fascinating account offers a brief history of commercial boating in the period and a probing, insightful, and eminently entertaining look at Twain's own experiences. more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 23.95
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...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95
The ninety-four recollections gathered in Twain in His Own Time form an unsanitized, collaborative biography designed to provide a multitude of perspectives on the iconic author. Opening with an interview with his mother that has never been reprinted, it includes memoirs by his daughters and by men who knew him when he was roughing it in Nevada and... more...