Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom

edited with an introduction by Walter Blair

This volume provides authoritative texts of Twain's unpublished writings, both fictional and factual, about the people and places of his home town, Hannibal, Missouri. A significant part of only one of them, "Jane Lampton Clemens", has been published; it was inserted unjustifiably in "Twain's Authobiography". Written soon after the death of Clemens' mother on 27October 1890, it arranges and assesses a son's recollections of a vibrant personality important in shaping his life. At the start the author turns to the time when he, a six-year-old, knelt with his mother by the bed on which his dead brother lay - a harassing experience that understandably seared the boy's memory. The sketch moves on to a host of details about antebellum Hannibal, its society and its attitudes toward slavery, and to vivid memories about the child, his mother, and his father in the 1840's and 1850's. The movement from a single remembered episode to a series of loosely associated recollections was a typical performance in Clemens' 'autobiography' and his fiction.

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書名 Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom
著作者等 Blair, Walter
Twain, Mark
書名別名 Hannibal, Huck & Tom
シリーズ名 The Mark Twain papers
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c1969
ページ数 xi, 500 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0520015010
NCID BA01249562
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国