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The Resource Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers, edited by R. Kent Rasmussen

Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers, edited by R. Kent Rasmussen

Label
Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers
Title
Dear Mark Twain
Title remainder
letters from his readers
Statement of responsibility
edited by R. Kent Rasmussen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A voracious pack-rat, Mark Twain hoarded his readers' letters as did few of his contemporaries. Dear Mark Twain collects 200 of these letters written by a diverse cross-section of correspondents from around the world-children, farmers, schoolteachers, businessmen, preachers, railroad clerks, inmates of mental institutions, con artists, and even a former president. It is a unique and groundbreaking book-the first published collection of reader letters to any writer of Mark Twain's time. Its contents afford a rare and exhilarating glimpse into the sensibilities of nineteenth-century people while revealing the impact Samuel L. Clemens had on his readers. Clemens's own and often startling comments and replies are also included. R. Kent Rasmussen's extensive research provides fascinating profiles of the correspondents, whose personal stories are often as interesting as their letters. Ranging from gushing fan appreciations and requests for help and advice to suggestions for writing projects and stinging criticisms, the letters are filled with perceptive insights, pathos, and unintentional but often riotous humor. Many are deeply moving, more than a few are hilarious, some may be shocking, but none are dull."--
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Cataloging source
LGG
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1835-1910
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  • Rasmussen, R. Kent
  • Twain, Mark
Series statement
Jumping frogs : undiscovered, rediscovered, and celebrated writings of Mark Twain
Series volume
4
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Authors and readers
  • Humorists, American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, American
  • Authors and readers
  • Humorists, American
  • United States
Label
Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers, edited by R. Kent Rasmussen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Dear Mark Twain; JUMPING FROGSUNDISCOVERED, REDISCOVERED, AND CELEBRATED WRITINGSOF MARK TWAIN; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Foreword by Ron Powers; Introduction; Note on Texts; LETTERS; 1861-1870; 1871-1880; 1881-1890; 1891-1900; 1901-1910; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Index of Correspondents' Locations; Index of Mark Twain Characters and Works; General Subject Index
Control code
ocn837926573
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955165
Lccn
2012033968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt25xmpd
  • a6e1a43a-0474-4753-99a3-8225d2a4d371
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837926573
Label
Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers, edited by R. Kent Rasmussen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Dear Mark Twain; JUMPING FROGSUNDISCOVERED, REDISCOVERED, AND CELEBRATED WRITINGSOF MARK TWAIN; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Foreword by Ron Powers; Introduction; Note on Texts; LETTERS; 1861-1870; 1871-1880; 1881-1890; 1891-1900; 1901-1910; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Index of Correspondents' Locations; Index of Mark Twain Characters and Works; General Subject Index
Control code
ocn837926573
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955165
Lccn
2012033968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt25xmpd
  • a6e1a43a-0474-4753-99a3-8225d2a4d371
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837926573

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