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The gentle grafter
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ISBN: 0585016577 9780585016573 Publisher: Champaign, Ill. Project Gutenberg

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How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson and Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women
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ISBN: 0803202393 9780803202399 0803294425 9780803294424 Year: 2001 Publisher: Lincoln : Baltimore, Md. : University of Nebraska Press, Project MUSE,

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"Boyhood is the most familiar province of Mark Twain's fiction, but a reader doesn't have to look far to find feminine territory - and it's not the perfectly neat and respectable place where you'd expect to see Becky Thatcher. This is a fictional world where rather than polishing their domestic arts and waiting for marriage proposals, girls are fighting battles, riding stallions, rescuing boys from rivers, cross-dressing, debating religion, hunting, squaring off against angry bulls, or, in what may be the most flagrant flouting of Victorian convention, marrying other women." "This special edition brings together the best of Twain's stories about unconventional girls and women, from Eve as she names the animals in Eden to Joan of Arc to the transvestite farce of a young man named Alice from the Wapping district of London. Whatever they're doing - bopping boys with a baseball bat in "Hellfire Hotchkiss," treating the author to a life story and a dogsled ride in "The Esquimau Maiden's Romance," or sacrificing all for the sake of a horse, as in "A Horse's Tale"--These women and girls are surprising, provocative, and irresistibly entertaining in the great Twain tradition in which they now finally take their rightful place."--Jacket.

The fruited plain : fables for a postmodern democracy
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ISBN: 1281721727 9786611721725 0300128347 9780300128345 9781281721723 0300092903 9780300092905 Year: 2002 Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,

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The beleaguered Joad family of Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath struggled in an era of disappointed dreams and empty pockets. But how might the grandchildren of that Dust Bowl generation fare in today's more promising times? In this boisterously inventive book Alvin Kernan sends various descendants of the original Joad family on a postmodern journey out of California and into the excesses of American culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The experiences of today's Joads are as hilarious as they are discomfiting: they encounter in Kernan's America a world of democracy gone haywire and social institutions in perplexing disarray.In ten satiric episodes, Kernan visits virtually every important American institution-the family, education, religion, art, the military, law courts, sex, science and medicine, politics, and not least television and its advertisements. Unsparing with his barbs, he reveals both the fools and the knaves among us. Kernan's modern-day Joads find themselves in a distorted world where a surplus of democracy not only fails to free its inhabitants but also makes them vulnerable to the machinations of greedy and unscrupulous exploiters. Echoing the voices of such other provocative wits as Evelyn Waugh and Tom Wolfe, Kernan will make you laugh at the absurdity of American culture and-in all likelihood-at yourself.


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Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians : And Other Unfinished Stories
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ISBN: 1283278634 9786613278630 0520950607 9780520950603 9780520271500 Year: 2011 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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o Includes the authoritative texts for eleven pieces written between 1868 and 1902o Publishes, for the first time, the complete text of "Villagers of 1840-3," Mark Twain's astounding feat of memoryo Features a biographical directory and notes that reflect extensive new research on Mark Twain's early life in MissouriThroughout his career, Mark Twain frequently turned for inspiration to memories of his youth in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, Missouri. What has come to be known as the Matter of Hannibal inspired two of his most famous books, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and provided the basis for the eleven pieces reprinted here. Most of these selections (eight of them fiction and three of them autobiographical) were never completed, and all were left unpublished. Written between 1868 and 1902, they include a diverse assortment of adventures, satires, and reminiscences in which the characters of his own childhood and of his best-loved fiction, particularly Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, come alive again. The autobiographical recollections culminate in an astounding feat of memory titled "Villagers of 1840-3" in which the author, writing for himself alone at the age of sixty-one, recalls with humor and pathos the characters of some one hundred and fifty people from his childhood. Accompanied by notes that reflect extensive new research on Mark Twain's early life in Missouri, the selections in this volume offer a revealing view of Mark Twain's varied and repeated attempts to give literary expression to the Matter of Hannibal.


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Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective
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ISBN: 1283291916 9786613291912 0520950615 9780520950610 9780520271517 Year: 2011 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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These unjustly neglected works, among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels, follow Tom, Huck, and Jim as they travel across the Atlantic in a balloon, then down the Mississippi to help solve a mysterious crime. Both with the original illustrations by Dan Beard and A.B. Frost."Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn't. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of these once-celebrated but now little-known sequels to his own adventures. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas and see some of the world's greatest wonders.

Leaving home
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ISBN: 067081976X Year: 1987 Publisher: Harmondsworth Viking Penguin

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Collected tales, sketches, speeches & essays : 1852-1890
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ISBN: 0940450364 Year: 1992 Volume: 60 Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Literary Classics of the United States,

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