Mark Twain a study of the short fiction /

Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of Mark Twain. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses.

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Main Author: Quirk, Tom, 1946- (Author)
Corporate Author: Gale Group.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Twayne Publishers, c1997.
Series:Twayne's studies in short fiction ; no. 66.
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Online Access:Gale Virtual Reference Library Available to current DU students, faculty and staff
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: PART 1. THE SHORT FICTION
  • Introduction 3
  • The Early Years, 1863-1873:
  • Oral Tradition and the Individual Talent 20
  • The Middle Years, 1874-1890:
  • Literary Respectability and Social Responsibility 56
  • The Late Years, 1891-1910:
  • False Starts and Flights of Fancy 86
  • PART 2. THE WRITER
  • Introduction 129
  • Report to the Buffalo Female Academy 132
  • Reply to the Editor of "The Art of Authorship" 136
  • Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences 138
  • How to Tell a Story 150
  • William Dean Howells 155
  • PART 3. THE CRITICS
  • Introduction 165
  • William Dean Howells 167
  • Louis J. Budd 170
  • Don Florence 177
  • Walter Blair 184
  • Gregg Camfield 202
  • Susan K. Harris 208.