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Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics: Letters to the Editor by Gary Scharnhorst
Regularly $35 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-2046-2 • hardcover • 1 illus.
“The editorial page remains one of the most popular pages in newspapers today. On this page readers often encounter the spontaneity and catharsis of average people expressing a range of charged emotions-delight, frustration, indignation. Politics and Potholes offers this same experience, except the author of this spontaneity, catharsis, delight, frustration, and indignation is one person who was in a unique position as an editorialist, for Twain had an ever-growing sense of justice, the public position to be heard, the willingness to speak out, and the talent to say what was needed with the necessary force and humor.”—Arkansas Review
Rafts and Other Rivercraft: In Huckleberry Finn
by Peter G. Beidler
Regularly $40 • Now $28 • 978-0-8262-2138-4 • hardcover • 60 illus.
“Dr. Beidler’s critiques of inaccurate literary analyses and book illustrations will be of real value to historians and archaeologists with an interest in the navigation and trade on the western rivers, as well as to professionals in the field of American literature, and especially to all readers who want to know about the river world of Huck Finn.”—Kevin Crisman, author of The Eagle: An American Brig on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812
Mark Twain in Paradise: His Voyages to Bermuda
by Donald Hoffmann
Regularly $24.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2146-9 • paperback • 60 illus.
Mark Twain in Paradise sheds light on both Clemens’s complex character and the topography and history of the islands. Hoffmann has plumbed the voluminous Mark Twain scholarship and Bermudian archives to faithfully re-create turn-of-the-century Bermuda, supplying historical and biographical background to give his narrative texture and depth. He offers insight into Bermuda’s natural environment, traditional stone houses, and romantic past, and he presents dozens of illustrations, both vintage and new, showing that much of what Mark Twain described can still be seen today.
The Jester and the Sages: Mark Twain in Conversation with Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx by Forrest G. Robinson, Gabriel Noah Brahm, and Catherine Carlstroem
Regularly $35 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1952-7 • hardcover
The Jester and the Sages approaches the life and work of Mark Twain by placing him in conversation with three eminent philosophers of his time-Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and Karl Marx. Unprecedented in Twain scholarship, this interdisciplinary analysis by Forrest G. Robinson, Gabriel Noah Brahm Jr., and Catherine Carlstroem rescues the American genius from his role as funny-man by exploring how his reflections on religion, politics, philosophy, morality, and social issues overlap the philosophers’ developed thoughts on these subjects. Remarkably, they had much in common.
Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism
by Hilary Iris Lowe
Regularly $40 • Now $26 • 978-0-8262-1976-3 • hardcover • 35 illus.
“Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism is a thought-provoking book that will be of use to any museum professional, historian or otherwise, who aims to find some truth embedded in a place and interpret it for the public. Lowe has researched deeply and well, and this book does a fine job of peeling back the surface of these sites to reveal that each is, in her words, ‘a careful, mediated piece’ of Mark Twain.”—Kathleen Corbett, The Public Historian
Mark Twain and Human Nature by Tom Quirk
Regularly $45 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-1758-5 • hardcover
“Mark Twain and Human Nature will fascinate and energize Twainians because it engages with the quintessential Twain (and will stir up controversy because it challenges many a consensus about his major books). The alert general readers will recognize an educative yet inviting meditation on the basic, life-shaping ideas and attitudes of one of the most widely known American writers.”—Louis Budd, author of Mark Twain: Social Philosopher