Court Trials in Mark Twain and other Essays

Court Trials in Mark Twain and other Essays

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The major section of this volume, dealing with court trials in Mark Twain, is here published for the first time with the of the discussion of the trial of Silas Phelps. The exception account of this trial and the essay entitled qThe Source of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detectiveq were originally published to gether as qMark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detectiveq in Studia Neophilologica in 1953 (XXV, 161-179). In this section I tried to retain at least a little of the quality of Twain in retelling the stories and on this basis alone it should be judged. The other essays appeared, respectively, in the Philological Quarterly for October, 1953 (XXXII, 353-365), the Tennessee Historical Quarterly for September, 1952 (XI, 246-253), the Southern Folklore Quarterly for December, 1953 (XVII, 241-243), the Philological Quarterly for July, 1948 (XXVII, 276-279), Modern Language Notes for April, 1948 (LXIII, 221-228), and the University of Texas Studies in English for 1949 (XXVIII, 2 0 257- 7 ).Griffina#39;s book appeared in 1884, but Twain did not write his speech until after Arnolda#39;s essay was published in April, 1888. ... had a trial for a hundred years, and, so far as outsiders can judge, their failure is complete.8 When that revolution [the American Revolution] began, ... In his essay Arnold had given his definition of civilization and had then proceeded to apply a series of tests to American civilization.

Title:Court Trials in Mark Twain and other Essays
Author:D.M. MacKeithan
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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