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Mark Twain - American Writers 5

Mark Twain - American Writers 5: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

LEWIS LEARY
Copyright Date: 1960
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttttc5
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    Mark Twain - American Writers 5
    Book Description:

    Mark Twain. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5211-2
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Mark Twain
    (pp. 5-44)

    Most Americans regard Mark Twain with special affection. They know him as a shaggy man who told stories of boy adventures so like their own or those they would like to have had that they become intimately a part of personal experience. His cheerful irreverence and unhurried pace seem antidotes for attitudes to which they necessarily but unwillingly surrender. His is the image of what they like to think Americans have been or can be: humorously perceptive, undeceived by sham, successful in spite of circumstance because of distinctive personal characteristics.

    More often than not they smile approvingly at his portrayal...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-47)