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The Resource Mark Twain's literary resources : a reconstruction of his library and reading, Volume one, Alan Gribben ; foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen

Mark Twain's literary resources : a reconstruction of his library and reading, Volume one, Alan Gribben ; foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen

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Mark Twain's literary resources : a reconstruction of his library and reading, Volume one
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Mark Twain's literary resources
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a reconstruction of his library and reading
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Volume one
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Alan Gribben ; foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen
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Mark Twain's literary resources,
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a reconstruction of his library and reading
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eng
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"This first installment of Alan Gribben's new multi-volume Mark Twain's Literary Resources: A Reconstruction of His Library and Reading recounts Dr. Gribben's forty-five-year search for surviving volumes from the library assembled by Twain and his family members. Their collection of more than 3,000 titles was dispersed through donations and abrupt public auctions, but nearly a thousand of the books have been recovered. Dr. Gribben also adds many hundreds of other books, stories, essays, poems, songs, plays, operas, newspapers, and magazines with which Twain was demonstrably familiar. Volume One traces Twain's extensive use of public libraries. It also identifies Twain's favorite works, but shows that he had strong dislikes, too. Chapter 10 is devoted to his 'Library of Literary Hogwash'--specimens of atrocious poetry and prose that he delighted in ridiculing. In describing Twain's habit of annotating book margins, Dr. Gribben reveals his methods of detecting forged autographs and marginal notes that have fooled booksellers, collectors, and libraries. A total of twenty-five chapters study the patterns of his reading from various perspectives. A Critical Bibliography evaluates the numerous scholarly books and articles that have studied Twain's reading."--
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Mark Twain’s Literary Resources opens a revealing window into the creative mind of Mark Twain by identifying, locating, and (in many cases) discussing thousands of reading materials — books, stories, essays, poems, newspapers, magazines and more — that informed and influenced the great writer. The publication of Volume I of a three-volume set by internationally respected Twain scholar Dr. Alan Gribben represents 45 years of research. His study is unparalleled, an audacious undertaking that will be at the foundation for scholarship about Twain for years to come
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Gribben, Alan
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818/.409
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illustrations
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index present
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PS1342.B6
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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a reconstruction of his library and reading
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Mark Twain's literary resources : a reconstruction of his library and reading, Volume one, Alan Gribben ; foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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27 cm
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xxxiii, 291 pages
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9781588383433
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2018040870
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illustrations
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Mark Twain's literary resources : a reconstruction of his library and reading, Volume one, Alan Gribben ; foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781588383433
Lccn
2018040870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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