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The Resource Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years

Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years

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Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Title
Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
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Language
eng
Summary
"All of these selections in this volume were comosed between 1896 and 1905. Mark Twain wrote them after the disasters of the early and middle nineties that had included the decline into bankruptcy of his publishing business, the failure of the typsetting machine in which he invested heavily, and the death of his daughter Susy. Their principal fable is that of a man who has been long favored by luck while pursuing a dream of success that has seemed about to turn into reality. Sudden reverses occur and he experiences a nightmarish time of failure. He clutches at what may be a saving thought: perhaps he is indeed living in a nightmare from which he will awaken to his former felicity. But there is also the possibility that what seems a dream of disaster may be the actuality of his life. The question is the one asked by the titles that he gave to two of his manuscripts: "Which Was the Dream?" and "Which Was It?" He posed a similar question in 1893: "I dreamed I was born, and grew up, and was a pilot on the Mississippi, and a miner and journalist ... and had a wife and children ... and this dream goes on and on and on, and sometimes seems so real that I almost believe it is real. I wonder if it is?" Behind this naIve query was his strong interest in conscious and unconscious levels of mental experience, which were then being explored by the new psychology."--
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EBLCP
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
818.409
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1302 .T8 1967
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mark Twain Papers
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English
  • American Literature
  • Languages & Literatures
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Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION; THE TEXTS; Which Was the Dream?; The Enchanted Sea-Wilderness; An Adventure in Remote Seas; The Great Dark; Indiantown; Which Was It?; Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes; APPENDIX; The Passenger's Story; The Mad Passenger; Dying Deposition; Trial of the Squire
Control code
609850007
Extent
1 online resource (601 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520905054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780520012851
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850007
Label
Mark Twain's "Which Was the Dream?" and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION; THE TEXTS; Which Was the Dream?; The Enchanted Sea-Wilderness; An Adventure in Remote Seas; The Great Dark; Indiantown; Which Was It?; Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes; APPENDIX; The Passenger's Story; The Mad Passenger; Dying Deposition; Trial of the Squire
Control code
609850007
Extent
1 online resource (601 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520905054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780520012851
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850007

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