Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printers apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, remains to this day one of the most enduring and beloved of Americas great writers. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Mark Twain addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Twains work, including religion, commerce, race, gender, social class, and imperialism. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of the authors life and times.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 09 / 2002