A Historical Guide to Mark Twain

Paperback | July 15, 2002

EditorShelley Fisher Fishkin

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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 awide range of topics relevant to Twain's work, including religion, commerce, race, gender, social class, and imperialism. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of theauthor's life and times.

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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 awide range of topics relevant to Twain's work...

Shelley Fisher Fishkin is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the editor of The Oxford Mark Twain and author of Was Huck Black? (OUP) and Lighting Out for the Territory (OUP).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.91 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195132939

ISBN - 13:9780195132939

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"Twain's views on anything and everything are examined here in concise but sufficiently detailed chapters on topics ranging from race, gender, religion, commerce, and imperialism.... To the student interested not only in Twain's writings, but in the broader subject of his eventful times, thisshould be a welcome addition."--Virginia Quarterly Review