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Mark Twain's own autobiography : the chapters from the North American review


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Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. Clemens
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ISBN: 1282556215 9786612556210 0520945492 Year: 2010 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the southerner transformed himself into a westerner and finally a New Englander. This re-examination of Twain's life is informed by ne


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Autobiography of Mark Twain.
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ISBN: 1282754416 9786612754418 0520946995 Year: 2010 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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""I've struck it!"" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. ""And I will give it away-to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography."" Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his ""Final (and Right) Plan"" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion-to ""talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment""-meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would


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Twain in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates
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ISBN: 1587299518 Year: 2010 Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press,

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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 California, an interview with the pilot who taught him to navigate the Mississippi River, reminiscences from his illustrators E. M. Kemble and Dan Beard and two of his so-called adolescent angelfish, contributions from politicians and from such lite


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Heretical fictions : religion in the literature of Mark Twain
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ISBN: 1587299372 Year: 2010 Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press,

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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" interpretation of Calvinism and analyze in detail the way it shapes five of his major books-Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and No. 44, The Mysterious Stran

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