Mark Twain, Travel Books, and Tourism

Mark Twain, Travel Books, and Tourism

Author: Jeffrey Alan Melton

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817311605

Category: History

Page: 200

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Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize for best manuscript in American Literature With the publication of The Innocents Abroad (1869), Mark Twain embarked on a long and successful career as the 19th century's best-selling travel writer. Jeffrey Melton treats Twain's travel narratives in depth, and in the context of his contemporary travel writers and a burgeoning tourism culture. As Melton shows, Twain's five major travel narratives--The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator--demonstrate Twain's mastery and reinvention of the genre.
Mark Twain, Travel Books, and Tourism
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Jeffrey Alan Melton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-26 - Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize for best manuscript in American Literature With the publication of The Innocents Abroad (1869), Mark Twain embarked on a long and successful career as the 19th century's best-selling travel writer. Jeffrey Melton treats Twain's travel narratives in depth, and in the context of his
Mark TwainÕs Travel Literature
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Harold H. Hellwig
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-29 - Publisher: McFarland

This critical study analyzes major concepts in the travel literature of Mark Twain and notes how his oeuvre (including his classic works of fiction) revolves around travel as a central issue. The book focuses especially on his representations of time, place, and identity in the travel works Roughing It, A
Mark Twain's Audience
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Robert McParland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-24 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The unique contribution of this book is the focus upon the testimony of Twain’s audience as a unique “reading community”—how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing, literacy, and educational reform, and how Americans loved the theatricality and humor that Twain brought to their lives.
Inventing the Holy Land
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Stephanie Stidham Rogers
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-06 - Publisher: Lexington Books

This book examines the relationship between American Protestants and Palestine from 1842-1917. The eastward views of Palestine drew the ancient biblical past into the present for Protestants, thus bringing a sharper focus to a new frontier and inventing the idea of a Christian Holy Land.
Critical Companion to Mark Twain
Language: en
Pages: 1159
Authors: R. Kent Rasmussen
Categories: Authors, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Presents a two-volume examination of the life and writings of Mark Twain including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.