This authors of this useful handbook, originally published in 1985, not only summarise Mark Twain scholarship, but also evaluate, in much detail, the various contributions. Each chapter includes a thorough annotated bibliography. This title also includes a comprehensive chronological table of the significant events in Mark Twain’s Life, including the publication dates of his works. This title will be of interest to students of American Literature.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronological Table; 1. The Growth of Mark Twain Biography 2. Backgrounds 3. The Man of Letters 4. Mind and Art 5. Fundamental Ideas 6. Mark Twain’s Place in Literature; Index