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Mark Twain : The Contemporary Reviews - Louis Budd

Mark Twain

The Contemporary Reviews

Hardcover Published: 28th July 1999
ISBN: 9780521390248
Number Of Pages: 670

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This book is the first systematic, comprehensive gathering of the reviews (primarily in the United States and Britain) of Mark Twain's books published up until 1917. The reviews collected here give the reader an unfiltered sense of how Twain's books and his reputation looked to his audience at the time. In addition, by devoting attention to each of Twain's books, this volume moves away from the current, distorting emphasis on a small number of publications and thus provides a broader perspective on Twain's career.

"...a genuine advance in our grasp of Twain's] contemporary reputation." To Wit "...more than just a worthwhile book...Budd actively engages the past and the "lively and educative" function of reviewers and their reviews." Jason G. Horn, Mark Twain Forum "Any historicist account of Twain...would benefit from a close look at Louis J. Budd's collection of contemporary reviews. The results of this wonderfully rewarding search are in part borne out in the equally rewarding Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews, a volume that should assist not only those students of Budd's who will endeavor to assay the biographical record for themselves but also most Twain scholars with an interest in Twain in his own time." Mississippi Quarterly

Introduction
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county
The innocents abroad
Mark Twain's (Burlesque) autobiography and first romance
Roughing it
A curious dream
The gilded age: a tale of to-day
Sketches, new and old
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain's patent self-pasting scrap book
A true story, and the recent carnival of crime
Punch, Brothers, Punch!
A tramp abroad
The Prince and the Pauper
The Stolen White Elephant
Life on the Mississippi
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Merry tales
The American Claimant
The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and other stories
Tom Sawyer abroad
Pudd'nhead Wilson
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins
Personal recollections of Joan of Arc
Tom Sawyer abroad
Tom Sawyer, Detective
How to Tell aStory and other essays
More Tramps Abroad
Following the Equator
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
Extracts from Adam's Diary
A Dog's Tale
Editorial Wild Oats
King Leopold's soliloquy
Eve's Diary
The $30,000 Bequest and other stories
Christian science
A Horse's Tail
Is Shakespeare Dead?
Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Mark Twain's speeches
The mysterious stranger
What is Man? and other essays
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ISBN: 9780521390248
ISBN-10: 0521390249
Series: American Critical Archives
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 670
Published: 28th July 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.11