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Mark Twain and the American West


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In "Mark Twain and the American West," Joseph Coulombe explores how Mark Twain deliberately manipulated contemporary conceptions of the American West to create and then modify a public image that eventually won worldwide fame. He establishes the central role of the western region in the development of a persona that not only helped redefine American manhood and literary celebrity in the late nineteenth century, but also produced some of the most complex and challenging writings in the American canon. Coulombe sheds new ...

Mark Twain and the American West 2011, University of Missouri Press, Missouri

ISBN-13: 9780826219565

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Mark Twain and the American West 2003, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826214614