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Scharnhorst, Gary

Works: 87 works in 339 publications in 1 language and 27,732 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Drama  Western plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS1029.A3, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Gary Scharnhorst
Horatio Alger, Jr. by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Horatio Alger, Jr
The lost life of Horatio Alger, Jr. by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
American realism and the canon by Tom Quirk( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
"This collection of twelve essays focuses on a variety of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century texts to illustrate the unprecedented flexibility of the realist mode in American fiction and poetry. As the volume demonstrates, the realist era was hospitable to a multitude of writers - including Mark Twain, W.D. Howells, and Bret Harte, as well as such newly canonized figures as Marietta Holly, Abraham Cahan, Frances Ellen Harper, Sui Sin Far, and Zitkala-Sa - who voiced the most urgent concerns of race and ethnicity, gender, class, and region. In all, these essays not only participate in the ongoing recanonization of American literature but reconstruct the literary history of the period by raising theoretical questions, addressing social and ideological issues, and revaluing literary tradition."--Jacket
Bret Harte by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Integrates literary criticism and biography in a comprehensive look at Harte's life and career
The critical response to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain : the complete interviews by Mark Twain( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard Shaw, Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, Hawthorne, Dickens, Bret Harte, among others)
Mainly the truth : interviews with Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
"Mainly the Truth is a collection of the most colorful and vivacious interviews that Mark Twain gave to newspapers and reporters throughout his career. A master storyteller and raconteur, Twain understood the value of publicity, and these interviews capture Twain both at his most lively and in moments of candor and introspection."--Back cover
Bret Harte : opening the American literary West by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
"The first Harte biography in nearly seventy years to be written entirely from primary sources, this book documents Harte's personal relationships and, in addition, his negotiations with various publishers, agents, and theatrical producers as he exploited popular interest in the American West."--Jacket
Mark Twain on potholes and politics : letters to the editor by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
"A frequent outlet for Twain's wit was in letters to the editors of various newspapers and periodicals. Sharing his thoughts and opinions on topical issues ranging from national affairs to local social events, with swipes along the way at woman suffrage, potholes, literary piracy and other scams, slow mail delivery, police corruption, capital punishment, and the removal of Huck Finn from libraries, Twain never hesitated to speak his mind...From his opinions on the execution of an intellectually brilliant murderer, to his scathing review of a bureau he perceived as 'a pack of idiots' running on a currency of doughnuts, Twain's pure, unbridled voice is evident throughout his letters"--Book jacket
Oscar Wilde in America : the interviews by Oscar Wilde( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
"Confronted at every turn by an insatiable audience of sometimes hostile interviewers, the young poet tried out a number of phrases, ideas, and strategies that ultimately made him famous as a novelist and playwright. Seeing America and Americans for the first time, Wilde's perception often proved as sharp as his wit; the echoes of both resound in much of his later writings. His interviewers also succeeded in getting him to talk about many other topics, from his opinions of British and American writers (he thought Poe was America's greatest poet) to his views of Mormonism. This volume cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and contains transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it also includes his lecture on his travels in America."--Jacket
Selected letters of Bret Harte by Bret Harte( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
For this edition, noted scholar Gary Scharnhorst has selected 259 letters (including 144 that are new to scholarship) from more than 2,000 Bret Harte letters known to exist. Scharnhorst's lively introduction and comprehensive notes give general readers and specialists immediate access to the literary and social milieus in which Harte lived and worked. A painstaking correspondent, Bret Harte created in his letters fascinating vignettes of life on several fronts during the latter half of the nineteenth century - San Francisco's fledgling society of the 1860s, the literary scene in New York and Boston in the 1870s, the Reconstruction South, and the Continent and British Isles through the turn of the twentieth century. As a fiction writer, playwright, and diplomat, Harte knew, sometimes intimately, many of the most prominent women and men of his day, including such writers as Mark Twain and Henry James, such actors as Lawrence Barrett and Annie Russell, and such politicians as John Hay and Herbert Bismarck. This unexpurgated edition of Bret Harte's letters, the first in more than seventy years, chronicles the life of a pioneering western American writer who became a creature of the literary marketplace. Among other life events, the edition details Harte's increasingly troubled relationship with Samuel Clemens and includes all known letters from Harte to Clemens
Nathaniel Hawthorne : an annotated bibliography of comment and criticism before 1900 by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
American history through literature, 1870-1920 by Tom Quirk( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Designed for the general reader, this new three-volume set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is ``new historicist'' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialsim, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction (``Billy Budd, '' ``The Theory of the Leisure Class''); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered
The Old West in the old world : lost plays by Bret Harte and Sam Davis by Bret Harte( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Presents the plays The Luck of Roaring Camp, by Bret Harte, and The Prince of Timbuctoo, by Sam Davis
Julian Hawthorne : the life of a prodigal son by Gary Scharnhorst( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain at home : how family shaped Twain's fiction by Michael J Kiskis( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Explores the influence of domesticity on the writing and career of Samuel Clemens, reframing with rich biographical detail and historical context Twain's major late-nineteenth century work
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Alternative Names
Scharnhorst, G. 1950-
Scharnhorst, G. F. 1950-
Scharnhorst, Gary F.
Scharnhorst, Gary F. 1950-
Scharnhorst Gary Francis 1950-....
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