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Mark Twain and the spiritual crisis of his age

Author: Harold K Bush
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Twain is often pictured as a severe critic of religious piety, shaking his fist at God and mocking the devout. Such a view, however, is only partly correct. It ignores the social realities of Twains major period as a writer and his own spiritual interests: his participation in church activities, his socially progressive agenda, his reliance on religious themes in his major works, and his friendships with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bush, Harold K. (Harold Karl), 1956-
Mark Twain and the spiritual crisis of his age.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608023455
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold K Bush
ISBN: 0817315381 9780817315382
OCLC Number: 68192310
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mark Twain's roots : Hannibal, the river, and the west --
Mark Twain's wife : the moral ethos of the Victorian home --
Mark Twain's pastor : Joe Twichell and social Christianity --
Mark Twain's liberal faith : the social gospel on Asylum Hill --
Mark Twain's Civil War : civil religion and the Lost Cause --
Mark Twain's American Adam : humor as hope and apocalypse --
Mark Twain's grief : the final years.
Series Title: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Responsibility: Harold K. Bush, Jr.
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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  Read more...

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This is an original and significant contribution to Twain studies.... Material on the Chinese mission, the reinterpretation of his early soul-searching, and the deeper look at Twichell are valuable Read more...

 
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