'A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended.' a Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. Now available first time in paperback, this comprehensive resource includes information on: Twainas life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career complete works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays significant characters, places, and landmarks recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twainas sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.The Mark Twain Memorial in Hartford has approximately 450 images, and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home in Hannibal possesses at least twenty-five photographs. The Clifton Waller ... New York: Viking P, 1977. ... By mid-century tens of thousands had been phrenologized or had read manuals ofphrenological self-analysis.
|Title||:||The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain|
|Author||:||J.R. LeMaster, James D. Wilson|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-05-13|