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The Bible According to Mark Twain


Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13: 0684824396
Total Pages : 419 pages
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Download or Read book The Bible According to Mark Twain written by Mark Twain and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1996-12-06 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Compiles letters, essays, diaries, and excerpts about heaven, hell, sinners, and saints

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Mark Twain, A Literary Life


Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13: 1512821551
Total Pages : 416 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain, A Literary Life written by Everett Emerson and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2000 "Mark Twain endures. Readers sense his humanity, enjoy his humor, and appreciate his insights into human nature, even into such painful experiences as embarrassment and humiliation. No matter how remarkable the life of Samuel Clemens was, what matters most is the relationship of Mark Twain the writer and his writings. That is the subject of this book."—from the Preface In Mark Twain, A Literary Life, Everett Emerson revisits one of America's greatest and most popular writers to explore the relationship between the life of the writer and his writings. The assumption throughout is that to see Mark Twain's writings in focus, one must give proper attention to their biographical context. Mark Twain's literary career is fascinating in its strangeness. How could this genius have had so little sense of what he should next do? As a young man, Samuel Clemens's first vocation, that of journeyman printer, took him far from home to the sights of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, while his next vocation would give him the identity by which we most frequently know him. His choice of "Mark Twain" as a pen name cemented his bond with the river, as did such books as Life on the Mississippi and Huckleberry Finn. Then following an unsuccessful try at silver mining, Clemens worked as a newspaperman, humorist, lecturer, but also cultivated an interest in playwriting, politics, and philosophizing. In reporting the author's life, Emerson has endeavored to permit Mark Twain to tell his own story as much as possible, through the use of letters and autobiographical writings, some unpublished. These fascinating glimpses into the life of the writer will be of interest to all who have an abiding affection for Samuel Clemens and his extraordinary legacy.

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Critical Companion to Mark Twain


Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1438108524
Total Pages : 1159 pages
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Download or Read book Critical Companion to Mark Twain written by R. Kent Rasmussen and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 1159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Praise for the previous edition:RASD/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source, 1996""'Essential' is the word for it!

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Mark Twain and the Brazen Serpent


Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13: 1476627630
Total Pages : 308 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain and the Brazen Serpent written by Doug Aldridge and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-02-19 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Focusing on the overarching theme of religious satire in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this study reveals the novel's hidden motive, moral and plot. The author considers generations of criticism spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, along with new textual evidence showing how Twain’s richly evocative style dissects Huck’s conscience to propose humane amorality as a corrective to moral absolutes. Jim and Huck emerge as archetypal twins—biracial brothers who prefigure America’s color-blind ideals.

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Mark Twain and Philosophy


Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1442261722
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain and Philosophy written by Alan Goldman and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-10-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mark Twain, the “Father of American Literature,” and renowned humorist, satirist, and commentator on humanity and American life, is best known for his classic, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain’s body of work, however, is expansive; from Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court to the travelogue The Innocents Abroad and essays on human nature, religion, science, and literature, no aspect of life is left untouched by Twain. His portrayal of American life, ripe with the contradictions of America’s ideals and its actual practices, as well as his characters, at once fantastical and completely human, provide a window onto humanity and social life. As the third book in the Great Authors and Philosophy series, Mark Twain and Philosophy reveals deeper issues raised by Twain’s work and speaks to his continued relevance as a social commentator interrogating issues fundamental to our lives. From slavery, freedom, and human rights, to science, parapsychology, and religion, this book exposes how Twain’s body of work touches every corner of human experience.

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Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age


Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN 13: 0817315381
Total Pages : 354 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age written by Harold K. Bush and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2007-01-07 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mark Twain is often pictured as a severe critic of religious piety, shaking his fist at God and mocking the devout. This book highlights Twain's attractions to and engagements with the variety of religious phenomena of America in his lifetime. It offers a more complicated understanding of Twain and his literary output.

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Mark Twain and the Bible


Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 13: 0813186005
Total Pages : 144 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain and the Bible written by Allison Ensor and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mark Twain enthusiasts will welcome this study of the great writer's attitude toward the Bible—and of the influence of Holy Writ upon both the man and the artist. While the theological beliefs of Twain have been well documented, Mr. Ensor's study is the first to consider only his familiarity with the Bible and the extensive use of it in his writings. The Bible elicited by turns pious, skeptical, comical, and even hostile reactions in Twain, but he could not ignore it. Mr. Ensor examines manifestations of these conflicting impulses from the early newspaper articles to the autobiographical dictations; he suggests that from the Bible Twain may have derived three images that recur in his works: the Prodigal Son (Twain often saw himself in the Bad Boy pose); Adam (representing for Twain an unjust loss of innocence he shared with all mankind); and Noah (Twain saw himself as a prophet warning civilization of impending doom).

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Mark Twain


Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0192894927
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain written by Gary Scott Smith and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mark Twain's literary works have intrigued and inspired readers from the late 1860s to the present. His varied experiences as a journeyman printer, river boat pilot, prospector, journalist, novelist, humorist, businessman, and world traveller, combined with his incredible imagination and astonishing creativity, enabled him to devise some of American literature's most memorable characters and engaging stories. Twain had a complicated relationship with Christianity. He strove to understand, critique, and sometimes promote various theological ideas and insights. His religious perspective was often inconsistent and even contradictory. While many scholars have overlooked Twain's strong interest in religious matters, others disagree sharply about his religious views--with many labelling him a secularist, an agnostic, or an atheist. In this compelling biography, Gary Scott Smith shows that throughout his life Twain was an entertainer, satirist, novelist, and reformer, but also functioned as a preacher, prophet, and social philosopher. Twain tackled universal themes with penetrating insight and wit including the character of God, human nature, sin, providence, corruption, greed, hypocrisy, poverty, racism, and imperialism. Moreover, his life provides a window into the principal trends and developments in American religion from 1865 to 1910.

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Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain's No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger


Publisher : University of Missouri Press
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ISBN 13: 0826271863
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Download or Read book Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain's No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger written by Joseph Csicsila and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this first book on No. 44 in thirty years, thirteen especially commissioned essays by some of today's most accomplished Twain scholars cover an array of topics, from domesticity and transnationalism to race and religion, and reflect a variety of scholarly and theoretical approaches to the work. This far-reaching collection considers the status of No. 44 within Twain's oeuvre as they offer cogent insights into such broad topics as cross-culturalism, pain and redemption, philosophical paradox, and comparative studies of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts. All of these essays attest to the importance of this late work in Twain's canon, whether considering how Twain's efforts at truth-telling are premeditated and shaped by his own experiences, tracing the biblical and religious influences that resonate in No. 44, or exploring the text's psychological dimensions. Several address its importance as a culminating work in which Twain's seemingly disjointed story lines coalesce in meaningful, albeit not always satisfactory, ways. An afterword by Alan Gribben traces the critical history of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts and the contributions of previous critics. A wide-ranging critical introduction and a comprehensive bibliography on the last century of scholarship bracket the contributions. Close inspection of this multidimensional novel shows how Twain evolved as a self-conscious thinker and humorist--and that he was a more conscious artist throughout his career than has been previously thought. Centenary Reflections deepens our understanding of one of Twain's most misunderstood texts, confirming that the author of No. 44 was a pursuer of an elusive truth that was often as mysterious a stranger as Twain himself.

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Mark Twain


Publisher : University Press of America
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ISBN 13: 0761864210
Total Pages : 518 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain written by Harold H. Kolb Jr. and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 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.

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The Bible According to Mark Twain


Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13: 0820316504
Total Pages : 413 pages
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Download or Read book The Bible According to Mark Twain written by Mark Twain and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume collects the most important writings by Mark Twain in which he used biblical settings, themes, and figures. Featuring Twain's singular portrayals of God, Adam, Eve, Satan, Methuselah, Shem, St. Peter, and others, the writings stand among Twain's most imaginative expressions of his views on human nature and humankind's relation to the Creator and the universe. Composed over four decades (1871-1910), the writings range from farce to fantasy to satire, each one bearing the mark of Twain's unmistakable wit and insight. Among the many delights in store for readers are Adam and Eve's divergent accounts of their domestic troubles; Methuselah's discussion of an ancient version of baseball, complete with a parody of baseball jargon; Shem's hand-wringing account of how material shortages and labor troubles were hampering the progress of the ark his father, Noah, was building; a description of the disruptive actions of the fire-and-brimstone evangelist Sam Jones upon arriving in heaven; Captain Stormfield's revelations of what heaven is really like; Satan's musings on our puerile concepts of the afterlife; and Twain's advice on how to dress and tip properly in heaven. Twain's humor, however, is never gratuitous. As readers laugh their way through this volume, they will find ample evidence of Twain's concerns about scriptural fallacies and inconsistencies, the Bible's rather flat portrayal of important characters, and our limited notions about the nature and meaning of our own--and God's--existence. Many of the pieces in this collection, even the most lighthearted, might still be considered controversial; of some of the darker pieces, Twain himself acknowledged that they would be heretical in any age. Moreover, these writings are valuable cultural artifacts of a time when, across the Western world, fundamental religious beliefs were being called into question by the precepts of Darwinism and the rapid advances of science and technology. Several of this volume's selections are previously unpublished; others, like Letters from the Earth, are classics. Virtually all have been newly edited to reflect as closely as possible Twain's final intentions for their form and content. For serious Twain devotees, editors Howard G. Baetzhold and Joseph B. McCullough have supplied an abundance of background material on the writings, including details on the history of their composition, publication, and relevance to the Twain canon.

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The Reverend Mark Twain


Publisher : Ohio State University Press
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ISBN 13: 0814210244
Total Pages : 242 pages
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Download or Read book The Reverend Mark Twain written by Joe B. Fulton and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "I was made in His image," Mark Twain once said, "but have never been mistaken for Him." God may have made Mark Twain in His image, but Twain frequently remade himself by adopting divine personae as part of his literary burlesque. Readers were delighted, rather than fooled, when Twain adopted the image of religious vocation throughout his writing career: Theologian, Missionary, Priest, Preacher, Prophet, Saint, Brother Twain, Holy Samuel, the Bishop of New Jersey, and of course, the Reverend Mark Twain. Joe B. Fulton has not written a study of Samuel Langhorne Clemens's religious beliefs, but rather one about Twain's use of theological form and content in a number of his works-some well-known, others not so widely read. Twain adopted such religious personae to burlesque the religious literary genres associated with those vocations. He wrote catechisms, prophecies, psalms, and creeds, all in the theological tradition, but with a comic twist. Twain even wrote a burlesque life of Christ that has the son of God sporting blue jeans and cowboy boots. With his distinctive comic genius, Twain entered the religious dialogue of his time, employing the genres of belief as his vehicle for criticizing church and society. Twain's burlesques of religious form and content reveal a writer fully engaged with the religious ferment of his day. Works like The Innocents Abroad, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Roughing It, and What Is Man? are the productions of a writer skilled at adopting and adapting established literary and religious forms for his own purposes. Twain is sometimes viewed as a haphazard writer, but in The Reverend Mark Twain, Fulton demonstrates how carefully Twain studied established literary and theological genres to entertain-and criticize-his society. Book jacket.

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A Historical Guide to Mark Twain


Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0190285257
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Download or Read book A Historical Guide to Mark Twain written by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-10-03 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printer's apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, remains to this day one of the most enduring and beloved of America's great writers. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Mark Twain addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Twain's work, including religion, commerce, race, gender, social class, and imperialism. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times.

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Autobiography of Mark Twain


Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13: 0520272781
Total Pages : 756 pages
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Download or Read book Autobiography of Mark Twain written by Mark Twain and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life's work of America's favorite author. This Reader's Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the ge.

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Bloom's How to Write about Mark Twain


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ISBN 13: 1438112440
Total Pages : 337 pages
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Download or Read book Bloom's How to Write about Mark Twain written by R. Kent Rasmussen and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and presents and discusses sample topics based on ten pieces by Mark Twain.

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Mrs. Mark Twain


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ISBN 13: 0786472618
Total Pages : 217 pages
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Download or Read book Mrs. Mark Twain written by Martin Naparsteck and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-11-22 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is the first book-length biography of Olivia Langdon Clemens, Mark Twain's wife. Livy was an intelligent, well-educated woman of Victorian values and sensibilities who lived a charmed and tragic life. Raised in the wealthiest family in Elmira, New York, she married the man destined to become the best known American in the world. She befriended the literary elite of America and Europe, traveled the globe, dined with royalty. Yet her life was filled with tragedy. Her son was born prematurely and died at 19 months. Her oldest daughter died of spinal meningitis at 24. Her youngest daughter was an epileptic. Her husband's bad investments drove the family into bankruptcy. Her frail health kept her bedridden for years at a time. Yet through all this, she and her husband shared a family life filled with love and tenderness.

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Mark Twain's Religion


Publisher : Mercer University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780865548978
Total Pages : 386 pages
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Download or Read book Mark Twain's Religion written by William E. Phipps and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Although there are many studies of America's most famous literary figure, this thorough investigation provides not only new information on Twain's religion, but also a different approach from anything published before. Interpretations of Twain over the past century have been largely the province of literary critics. By skillful textual analysis they have produced an abundance of nuanced studies, but they tend to have little interest in, and knowledge of, the broad religious context of Victorian society, which both angered and intrigued Twain. Phipps provides perceptions often overlooked into the way Clemens's religion was related to such significant issues as racism, imperialism, and materialism. This study takes a close look at his growing up in the slave culture of Missouri Protestants and his subsequent involvement in the radically different abolition culture in which his wire was raised. Like Twain, who aimed at communicating with the common person, Phipps has written in a style that will attract the educated public while providing fresh insights for Twain scholars. His research has taken him to Hannibal, Elmira Hartford, and to the Twain archives in Berkeley. Mostly chronological, the book makes extensive use of Twain's works and, often neglected in such studies on Twain, the Bible, his most important literary source.