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Mark Twain"s America.

Bernard Augustine De Voto

Mark Twain"s America.

by Bernard Augustine De Voto

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- America.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [323]-339.

    StatementIllustrated by M. J. Gallagher.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS1331 .D4 1951
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 351 p.
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6090124M
    LC Control Number51006160
    OCLC/WorldCa6126208

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Novem – Ap ), well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (), which has been called "the Great American Novel," and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (). He also wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and non-fiction. Samuel Langhorne Clemens is internationally known by his pen name, Mark author of numerous works, Twain's legacy includes two classic American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both of which are still read and studied worldwide.

      Mark Twain is not considered a writer of action-packed adventure stories, but this book is filled with a swashbuckling energy and an against-all-odds heroism But it is possible to learn more than. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is widely considered one of the greatest American novels ever written, published in the U.K. in , and the U.S. in It follows upon Mark Twain's earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (). This book inspired controversy with its rich local color and often scathing examinations of racism, and.

      If you own a copy of this famous Mark Twain book with a typo, you could be sitting on $, be found in the original edition of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.   A richly illustrated life of an American icon. Former Library of Congress curator Katz (Civil War Sketch Book, , etc.) has reached deeply into the library’s archives for this commemoration of the enormously popular and prolific s offering a detailed—if familiar—narrative of Twain’s work, family and personality, Katz traces social, political and economic changes from.


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Mark Twain"s America by Bernard Augustine De Voto Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mark Twain's America features spectacular examples of Twain memorabilia and period Americana from the unsurpassed collections of the Library of Congress: rare illustrations, vintage photographs, popular and fine prints, period views, caricatures, cartoons, maps, and more.

Excerpts from Twain's writings are framed in a lively narrative by author Harry L. Katz/5(6). Beginning inthe birth year of Samuel Clemens, and extending through the Gilded Age, Mark Twains America depicts the vigorous social and historical forces that produced the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Bernard DeVoto catches a people moving west: Twains own family drifting down the Ohio, emigrants of every stripe, the famous and the obscure/5. Mark Twain's America Hardcover – J by Bernard DeVoto (Author)Cited by: A unique biography of America's greatest writer and the places across the States he wrote about told through the format of "Then and Now" photos.

This fascinating book documents Mark Twain's life story from Hannibal, Missouri, through to his death in Redding Connecticut in This Library of America book, with its companion volume, is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain’s short writings—the incomparable stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales, speeches, satires, and maxims of America’s greatest humorist.

According to the most recent studies, Twain’s novel about a white boy and a runaway slave escaping down the Mississippi River is the most frequently read classic American book in American ed on: Janu Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world that inspired.

Twain’s childhood and adolescence in Missouri served as the inspiration for his legendary novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its better half, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Published first in in the wake of the violently turbulent American Civil War, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer chronicles the mischievous adventures of a clever boy living on the bank of the Mississippi : Lindsay Parnell.

It is more a book about him and his writings and what was going on in America, with the aim of restoring discussion of Mark Twain to the value of his writings.

(a); 9. Harry L. Katz's book, Mark Twain's America, gives a fascinating inside glimpse into the writer using rare illustrations, vintage photographs, maps, and more. Katz picked 10 of Twain's best books. In “Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece,” Andrew Levy, a professor of English at Butler University, argues that Twain’s controversial novel not only bears.

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens. Berkeley: The University of California Press, This book was published on the centennial of Clemens’ death and dives into many of the tragedies of the writer’s life.

Loving shows how Twain constantly reinvented himself. Powers, Ron. Mark Twain: A Life. New York: Free Press, Author: Melissa Scholes Young. Author Laura DeMarco's "Mark Twain's America: Then and Now" is an engaging, handsomely designed and lavishly illustrated journey with stops at 69 places the iconic writer visited or called : Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer.

Guy Cardwell, ed. Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad & Roughing It, (Library of America, ) ISBN James M. Cox. Mark Twain: The Fate of Humor, Princeton University Press, (ISBN )Children: 4 including Susy, Clara and Jean. Mark Twain was a talented writer, speaker and humorist whose own personality shined through his work.

As his writing grew in popularity, he became a public figure and iconic American whose work represents some of the best in the genre of Realism.

Roughing It () is the light-hearted account of Mark Twain’s actual and imagined adventures when he escaped the Civil War and joined his brother, the recently appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory.

His accounts of stagecoach travel, Native Americans, frontier society, the Mormons, the Chinese, and the codes, dress, food, and customs of the West are interspersed with his own experiences as a.

Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was the celebrated author of several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Born: The newest addition to this shelf is Laura DeMarco with Mark Twain’s America, Then and Now, a delightful travelogue of Twain’s American meanderings.

Sixty-eight places are pictorially documented, then and now, with nearly old and new images, drawings, and photographs, many in color. Mark Twain’s classic novel‚ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn‚ tells the story of a teenage misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave‚ Jim.

In the course of their perilous journey‚ Huck and Jim meet with adventure‚ danger‚ and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.

Mark Twain and G. Cable: The Record of a Literary Friendship By Mark Twain; George W. Cable; Arlin Turner Michigan State University Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Mark Twain was an American humorist, novelist, and travel writer. Today he is best remembered as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer () and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ().

Twain is widely considered one of the greatest American writers of all time.Make Offer - Two Stories Mark Twain Eleanor Irwin Signed Hillside Press Miniature Book Rare, SIGNED, Bernard DeVoto MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA, Samuel Clemens, HB/DJ $This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.

Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings is kept in print by a gift to the Guardians of American Letters Fund from The Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation.