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Lighting out for the territory : reflections on Mark Twain and American culture

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of author Mark Twain, exploring his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri and looking at how it honors his memory, describing the author's efforts to recover incidents from the past, and charting how Twain continues to shape the culture of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
ISBN: 0195121228 9780195121223 0195105311 9780195105315
OCLC Number: 39501013
Notes: "First published by Oxford University Press Inc., 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The matter of Hannibal --
Excavations --
Ripples and reverberations.
Responsibility: Shelley Fisher Fishkin.

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In this work, Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a provocative look at who Mark Twain really was,  Read more...

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Ms. Fishkin's reflections on Mark Twain and American culture are an illuminating companion to any consideration of Twain's work. * New York Times Book Review * Lighting Out for the Territory is an Read more...

 
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