Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was one of the greatest American authors that has ever lived.But who was the man behind the famous pseudonym?Exploring his life as well as his works, Edward Wagenknecht goes a longMore Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was one of the greatest American authors that has ever lived.But who was the man behind the famous pseudonym?Exploring his life as well as his works, Edward Wagenknecht goes a long way to uncover this fascinating author.Particular reference is paid to Twain’s most famous novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Wagenknecht uncovers Twain’s political views on imperialism, civil rights and labor as well as his opinions on religion and many other subjects.Edward Wagenknecht’s important and readable biography is enhanced by the addition of a commentary on Mark Twain criticism and scholarship since 1960.His always keen insight has grown through the years and his own literary style has been refined, so that Mark Twain: The Man and His Work is a delight for its own sake as well as for the clear vision it brings us of America’s foremost humorist.After more than eighty years, the book still cannot be better characterized than when Bernard DeVoto, in a review in The New York Times Book Review in 1935, called it “Mr.
Wagenknecht’s sane, sound, and tolerant book, which expresses what is probably the wisest opinion of intelligent and qualified critics.”‘Superb scholarship’Gerald Warner BraceEdward Wagenknecht is a distinguished biographer, literary critic, and editor, whose interests range widely in both English and American literature. In addition to his own extensive writing, he has reviewed “thousands of books” for major newspapers and journals.
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