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By Gary (Editors) Quirk Tom;Scharnhorst

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name offers a special evaluate of the interval following the Civil conflict throughout the emergence of the U.S. as a global energy on the finish of global conflict I. The set good points greater than 250 survey entries. topics contain: political issues (Reform, Women's Suffrage); principles in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, battle Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The idea of the relaxation Class"); and masses extra. The research of a variety of classics in American literature, considered as cultural and ancient files, cultivates serious abilities in examining texts from numerous views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. in addition to its better half identify at the interval overlaying 1820 to 1870, this set offers a accomplished evaluation of a key century in American old and literary reviews.

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The impulse of the decadent movement aims more at evasion and escapism than at the actual confrontation with the real world, in which it takes little interest. SOME LITERARY REPRESENTATIVES Apart from the (in)famous Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), with his plays and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a group of poets and writers in London gathered around The Yellow Book, a quarterly founded in 1894 by Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) and the American writer Henry Harland (1861–1905), who was the literary editor.

From 1879 to 1882 Twain paid a lot of attention to American humorists, helping to plan a one-volume “library” that his company published under his name 16 A M E R I C A N in 1888. The humorists of the American Southwest, including Johnson J. Hooper and W. T. Thompson, may have suggested the episodes of the camp meeting and the circus-rider’s hoax, though Twain could have based them on oral lore or even on direct experience. Listening to many a tall tale, particularly on the river and among western prospectors, he had also observed the effectiveness of a deadpan delivery, which may have, in fact, come by instinct before he honed it professionally.

Princeton University Press, 1966. Sloane, David E. E. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: American Comic Vision. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988. DeVoto, Bernard. Mark Twain’s America. Boston: Little, Brown, 1932. Smiley, Jane. ” Harper’s Magazine 292 (January 1996): 61–67. Doyno, Victor A. Writing Huck Finn: Mark Twain’s Creative Process. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. Smith, Henry Nash. Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962.

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