The Mark Twain Encyclopedia
J. R. LeMaster, James Darrell Wilson, Christie Graves Hamric
Taylor & Francis, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 848 pages
"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source.
This comprehensive resource includes information on:
Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.
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The authors give us a valuable resource for the study of the life and works of Mark Twain. Entries examine the cultural and political context of Twain's life, the settings and characters in his short ... Read full review