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Mark Twain's geographical imagination

Author: Joseph A Alvarez
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As early as the 1850s, when Samuel L. Clemens (before he became Mark Twain), as a teenager, traveled from his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, to the east (Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Alvarez
ISBN: 9781443805858 1443805858
OCLC Number: 319585155
Description: viii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : mining literary ore from physical and inaginative travels / Joseph A. Alvarez --
Metaphors of north and south, east and west in Mark Twain's "The private history of a campaign that failed" / John Bird --
Bridging the gap : the twin kingdoms of The prince and the pauper / John Davis --
Roughing it : Mark Twain's geography of the west, imagined and real / Horace J. Digby --
Revisiting the significance of Mark Twain's Hawaiian sojurn / David Kesterson --
The Illinois side of Mark Twain / Sandra Littleton-Uetz --
Tom Sawyer's lessons in geography; or the holy land as flapdoodle in Tom Sawyer abroad / Charles Martin --
Mark Twain, Huck Finn, and the geographical "memory" of a nation / Janice McIntire-Strasburg --
Seeing the river : Mark Twain's landscape imagination / Jeffrey Alan Melton --
The stranger in paradise : Dollis Hill, Florence, Dublin, and Samuel Clemens' creative imagination / Mark Woodhouse --
"Interrupting a funeral with a circus" : Mark Twain, imperial ambivalence, and baseball in the Sandwich Islands / Tracy Wuster.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph A. Alvarez.

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"Featuring a comprehensive list of works cited and index, this collection is a nice historical snapshot of a neglected aspect of Mark Twain studies by some leading scholars."Barbara SchmidtMark Twain Read more...

 
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