Mark Twain The Divided Mind of America's Best-Loved Writer
List price: $20.99
Buy it from $2.25
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: The life and writings of a beloved American writer illuminate the Gilded Age and reveal his ambivalence toward the changes wrought by industry and wealth. Like the steamboat on which Mark Twain adopted his pen name, the industrial growth that swept America in the latter half of the nineteenth century prompted Americans to react variously with delight, awe, fear, excitement for the future, and nostalgia for a simpler time. David Levy's biography places Mark Twain and his work in the context of sweeping societal changes: westward expansion, the Civil War, American imperialism,the end of slavery and start of a new chapter in race relations, and the advances and excesses of the Gilded Age.Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/13/2010
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Growing up in Hannibal|
|The Great Mississippi|
|A Young Man Goes West|
|Making God's Creatures Laugh|
|A Cynic Among the Pilgrims|
|A Writer of Remarkable Books|
|"The Best Book We've Had"|
|A Writer Who Thought He Was a Businessman|
|Writing His Way Out of Debt|
|At the End, Dark Despair|
|Study and Discussion Questions|
|A Note on the Sources|