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Mark Twain s Satires and Burlesques

Author : Mark Twain
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From the Introduction:It should always be with some misgivings that an editor presents to the public materials which an author has discarded. By returning the materials to his files, the author has voted against publication. By resurrecting them, the editor risks exposing the author to the adverse criticism which he wished to avoid. But, at the same time, the resurrection serves a valuable purpose by making available indispensable evidence to be used by those seeking to understand the creative process. It is because they serve such a purpose that the texts published in this volume have been salvaged from Mark Twain's files. Indeed, they are doubly valuable because they aid in dispelling a myth about his own creative process which Twain himself did much to establish. In several instances Twain gave the impression that for him plotting a novel was a rather simple affair. . . . But in actuality, as the texts published in this volume illustrate, he experienced much more trouble than this statement would suggest in delimiting his fictional world, establishing its nature, and maintaining control over the characters placed therin.

Mark Twain and Medicine

Author : K. Patrick Ober
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Mark Twain has always been America's spokesman, and his comments on a wide range of topics continue to be accurate, valid, and frequently amusing. His opinions on the medical field are no exception. While Twain's works, including his popular novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, are rich in medical imagery and medical themes derived from his personal experiences, his interactions with the medical profession and his comments about health, illness, and physicians have largely been overlooked. In Mark Twain and Medicine, K. Patrick Ober remedies this omission. The nineteenth century was a critical time in the development of American medicine, with much competition among the different systems of health care, both traditional and alternative. Not surprisingly, Mark Twain was right in the middle of it all. He experimented with many of the alternative care systems that were available in his day--in part because of his frustration with traditional medicine and in part because he hoped to find the "perfect" system that would bring health to his family. Twain's commentary provides a unique perspective on American medicine and the revolution in medical systems that he experienced firsthand. Ober explores Twain's personal perspective in this area, as he expressed it in fiction, speeches, and letters. As a medical educator, Ober explains in sufficient detail and with clarity all medical and scientific terms, making this volume accessible to the general reader. Ober demonstrates that many of Twain's observations are still relevant to today's health care issues, including the use of alternative or complementary medicine in dealing with illness, the utility of placebo therapies, and the role of hope in the healing process. Twain's evaluation of the medical practices of his era provides a fresh, humanistic, and personalized view of the dramatic changes that occurred in medicine through the nineteenth century and into the first decade of the twentieth. Twain scholars, general readers, and medical professionals will all find this unique look at his work appealing.

Meet Mark Twain

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MEET MARK TWAIN: Mark Twain vs. Samuel L. Clemens: Identities Behind Dualities, conclusively unmasks Mark Twain for the first time! Readers searching for Mark Twain details are started right with this little time saving book that provides the latest research in the fewest number of pages; Readers will find understanding Mark Twain and his works easier after reading this book: "Those of us seeking to understand Mark Twain are no-longer limited by big fat confusing books containing obsolete biography." Mark Twain dearly adored a coup. From MEET MARK TWAIN readers will learn a previously undiscovered coup that Twain himself prepared: A truly endearing message. Exposed by a logical progression examination of Twain's published works, Twain's endearing message exposes a working model of society, which by example can help explain and smooth developments in our modern times, yet it goes mostly unmentioned in society today. Publishing the results of a logical progression examination, offers for the first time not only an important story in our modern times but, the important story of the day. Unique description introduces readers to a respectable resemblance of Mark Twain´s history. Verifiable history, which had been concealed for years, provides insightful explanations. MEET MARK TWAIN represents the work of a dedicated researcher who provides corrected biography. Value is instantly recognizable: By delivering an accurate Twain description, readers start with an elevated introduction, and MEET MARK TWAIN achieves what no other Twain exegesis ever has. Getting the right start, is the fastest and simplest way to a good understanding. The situation is simple enough, after reading this book it has changed the understanding of Mark Twain for everyone that had one, for those who had no understanding of Mark Twain, this book gave them a right start. MEET MARK TWAIN does not repeat monotonous details covered in other biographies. This book supersedes dull biographies by providing new information for a correct overall understanding. MEET MARK TWAIN is a short primer that supplies a respectable starting point for students. As an example of Twain's style MEET MARK TWAIN is written by, Grat Dabby, a fictional teenage boy. Grat Dabby's writing style is a more accurate characterization of some teenagers writing style than any teenager characterization ever accomplished by Twain; Grat's text has a heavenly charm. Grat Dabby's character is similar to Tom Sawyer´s or Huckleberry Finn´s; so be prepared for either omniscient or typical, teenage hijinks! Below is a short excerpt from the book. "Because there is no other, no attempt has been made to create a new Clemens. The only attempt has been to strip an imposition bare, and to hurl it down, regardless of who suffers by it. Conceivably,... fundamental,... genuine Clemens, is introduced here. A Clemens, that for multifarious unfeigned and feigned reasons, few have had the benefit of meeting before. As Freud brought sex out from its mid-Victorian cloak, the facade obscuring the underlaying true character of Clemens once revealed here unmasks Clemens and his message."

The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain

Author : Forrest G. Robinson
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Accessible enough to interest new students as well as specialists, these essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives. They include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing.

Mark Twain and the American West

Author : Joseph L. Coulombe
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In Mark Twain and the American West, Joseph Coulombe explores how Mark Twain deliberately manipulated contemporary conceptions of the American West to create and then modify a public image that eventually won worldwide fame. He establishes the central role of the western region in the development of a persona that not only helped redefine American manhood and literary celebrity in the late nineteenth century, but also produced some of the most complex and challenging writings in the American canon.Coulombe sheds new light on previously underappreciated components of Twain's distinctly western persona. Gathering evidence from contemporary newspapers, letters, literature, and advice manuals, Coulombe shows how Twain's persona in the early 1860s as a hard-drinking, low-living straight-talker was an implicit response to western conventions of manhood. He then traces the author's movement toward a more sophisticated public image, arguing that Twain characterized language and authorship in the same manner that he described western men: direct, bold, physical, even violent. In this way, Twain capitalized upon common images of the West to create himself as a new sort of western outlaw--one who wrote.Coulombe outlines Twain's struggle to find the proper balance between changing cultural attitudes toward male respectability and rebellion and his own shifting perceptions of the East and the West. Focusing on the tension between these goals, Coulombe explores Twain's emergence as the moneyed and masculine man-of-letters, his treatment of American Indians in its relation to his depiction of Jim in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the enigmatic connection of Huck Finn to the natural world, and Twain's profound influence on Willa Cather's western novels.Mark Twain and the American West is sure to generate new interest and discussion about Mark Twain and his influence. By understanding how conventions of the region, conceptions of money and class, and constructions of manhood intersect with the creation of Twain's persona, Coulombe helps us better appreciate the writer's lasting effect on American thought and literature through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.

Mark Twain

Author : Harold H. Kolb Jr.
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Mark Twain is America’s—perhaps the world’s—best known humorous writer. Yet many commentators in his time and our own have thought of humor as merely an attractive surface feature rather than a crucial part of both the meaning and the structure of Twain’s writings. This book begins with a discussion of humor, and then demonstrates how Twain’s artistic strategies, his remarkable achievements, and even his philosophy were bound together in his conception of humor, and how this conception developed across a forty-five year career. Kolb shows that Twain is a writer whose lifelong mode of perception is essentially humorous, a writer who sees the world in the sharp clash of contrast, whose native language is exaggeration, and whose vision unravels and reorganizes our perceptions. Humor, in all its mercurial complexity, is at the center of Mark Twain’s talent, his successes, and his limitations. It is as a humorist—amiably comic, sharply satiric, grimly ironic, simultaneously humorous and serious—that he is best understood.

Mark Twain s Good bye Song

Author : Paul Rottmann
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The Mark Twain Encyclopedia

Author : J. R. LeMaster
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A reference guide to the great American author (1835-1910) for students and general readers. The approximately 740 entries, arranged alphabetically, are essentially a collection of articles, ranging significantly in length and covering a variety of topics pertaining to Twain's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's writing reflects Samuel Clemens's personal experience, particular attention is given to the interface between art and life, i.e., between imaginative reconstructions and their factual sources of inspiration. Each entry is accompanied by a selective bibliography to guide readers to sources of additional information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Complete Works of Mark Twain Novels Short Stories Memoirs Travel Books Letters More Illustrated

Author : Mark Twain
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.

Mark Twain National Forest N F Hardrock Mineral Leasing

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