Mark Twain The Divided Mind of America's Best-Loved Writer

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Prentice Hall is proud to publish the Library of American Biography series, offering ideal reading for introductory and upper-level courses in American history. These concise biographies focus on individuals whose actions and ideas greatly influenced American history and relate the lives of the subjects to the issues and events of their times.

Author Biography

Mark C. Carnes, the Library of American Biography series is being revised and updated with today's students in mind. All volumes are offered at a lower price, and each new volume includes Study and Discussion Questions, which encourage readers to reflect on the role of the profiled individual in shaping American history.

Table of Contents

Editor's Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Prologuep. 1
Preparationp. 13
Growing up in Hannibalp. 14
The Great Mississippip. 31
A Young Man Goes Westp. 46
Making God's Creatures Laughp. 63
A Cynic Among the Pilgrimsp. 77
Livyp. 96
Famep. 115
Hartfordp. 116
A Writer of Remarkable Booksp. 131
"The Best Book We've Had"p. 149
Despairp. 161
A Writer Who Thought He Was a Businessmanp. 162
Writing His Way Out of Debtp. 176
At the End, Dark Despairp. 192
Epiloguep. 211
Study and Discussion Questionsp. 217
A Note on the Sourcesp. 221
Indexp. 227
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