Mark Twain A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Writings
The Literary A to Z series provides the detail readers need to fully appreciate the lives and works of great writers. Coverage includes: -- Detailed ... Show synopsis The Literary A to Z series provides the detail readers need to fully appreciate the lives and works of great writers. Coverage includes: -- Detailed synopses of all major and most minor works -- An overview of the critical reception to each work -- Descriptions of all characters, fictional and factual, and all settings -- Discussions of important people in the author's life. Accessible and Engaging Each volume draws upon an extensive range of critical and biographical material from hundreds of books, articles, and scholarly notes, synthesizing and presenting this material in an accessible and engaging way. An Excellent Reference Tool Each engaging entry contains cross references so that all related information can be easily accessed. Enhanced by photographs, illustrations, and extensive bibliographies, each volume in the Literary A to Z series is a valuable reference tool. Mark Twain A to Z is an ideal companion to the life and work of this quintessentially American writer. More than 1,250 entries include: -- Detailed synopses of books and major short works -- Biographical profiles of relatives, friends, associates, and the historical figures who appear in the fiction -- Descriptions of every steamboat with which Mark Twain was connected -- Key events in Mark Twain's life -- Historical profiles of the newspapers, magazines, and publishing houses for which he wrote.