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The Resource Mark Twain : the divided mind of America's best-loved writer, David W. Levy

Mark Twain : the divided mind of America's best-loved writer, David W. Levy

Label
Mark Twain : the divided mind of America's best-loved writer
Title
Mark Twain
Title remainder
the divided mind of America's best-loved writer
Statement of responsibility
David W. Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. The life and writings of a beloved American writer illuminate the Gilded Age and reveal his ambivalence toward the changes wrought by industry and wealth. Like the steamboat on which Mark Twain adopted his pen name, the industrial growth that swept America in the latter half of the nineteenth century prompted Americans to react variously with delight, awe, fear, excitement for the future, and nostalgia for a simpler time. David Levy's biography places Mark Twain and his work in the context of sweeping societal changes: westward expansion, the Civil War, American imperialism, the end of slavery and start of a new chapter in race relations, and the advances and excesses of the Gilded Age
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, David W.
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1331
LC item number
.L48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The library of American biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorists, American
  • Authors, American
  • Twain, Mark
Label
Mark Twain : the divided mind of America's best-loved writer, David W. Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Hannibal -- The great Mississippi -- A young man goes West -- Making God's creatures laugh -- A cynic among the pilgrims -- Livy -- Hartford -- A writer of remarkable books -- "The best book we've had" -- A writer who thought he was a businessman -- Writing his way out of debt -- At the end, dark despair -- Epilogue -- Study and discussion questions
Control code
617565299
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780205553754
Lccn
2010011362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)617565299
Label
Mark Twain : the divided mind of America's best-loved writer, David W. Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Hannibal -- The great Mississippi -- A young man goes West -- Making God's creatures laugh -- A cynic among the pilgrims -- Livy -- Hartford -- A writer of remarkable books -- "The best book we've had" -- A writer who thought he was a businessman -- Writing his way out of debt -- At the end, dark despair -- Epilogue -- Study and discussion questions
Control code
617565299
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780205553754
Lccn
2010011362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)617565299

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