The life & work of Mark Twain
by
 
Railton, Stephen, 1948-

Title
The life & work of Mark Twain

Author
Railton, Stephen, 1948-

Personal Author
Railton, Stephen, 1948-

Edition
Library ed.

Publication Information
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2002.

Physical Description
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm).

Series
Great courses (DVD). ^A1934816 ^A1934816
 
Great courses (DVD). Literature & English Language. ^A2017330 ^A2017330
 
Great courses (DVD)
 
Great courses (DVD). Literature & English Language.

General Note
"Course no. 2567"--Disc labels.
 
24 lectures in 2 parts, 30 min. each.
 
Each part consists of 2 videodiscs and each videodisc consists of six lectures. Each course guidebook covers the 12 lectures contained in 2 videodiscs in one part.
 
Accompanying guidebooks include summaries and outlines, bibliography and biographical notes.
 
Special features include professor biography.

Contents
pt. I, disc 1. Needing no introduction? ; From Samuel Clemens to Mark Twain ; The sense of Mark Twain's humor ; Marketing Twain -- Innocents abroad, I: going East ; Innocents abroad, II: traveling to unlearn -- pt. I, disc 2. Roughing it: going West ; The lecture tours ; The Whittier after-dinner speech ; "Old times on the Mississippi" ; The adventures of Tom Sawyer ; The performances of Tom Sawyer -- pt. II, disc 3. Huck Finn, I: defining an American voice ; Huck Finn, II: the quest for freedom ; Huck Finn, III: the great American novel? ; Huck Finn, IV: Classrooms and controversy ; Connecticut Yankee, I: unwriting the Middle Ages ; Connecticut Yankee, II: revisiting the 19th century -- pt. II, disc 4. Connecticut Yankee, III: the quest for status ; Pudd'nhead Wilson: fictions of law and custom ; Anti-imperialist works ; Late Twain in public ; Late Twain in private ; Sam Clemens is dead/Long live Mark Twain.

Abstract
Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level.

Reading Level
Not rated.

Personal Subject
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910-Criticism and interpretation.
 
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
 
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910-criticism & interpretation.

Genre
Educational films
 
Biographical films
 
Lectures
 
Criticism, interpretation, etc

Added Author
Dunton, Thomas

Added Corporate Author
Teaching Company

ISBN
9781565857353


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberLocation
Downtown LibraryArchival MaterialDVD - TEACHING COMPANY/L V. 1Hartford History Center
Downtown LibraryArchival MaterialDVD - TEACHING COMPANY/L V. 2Hartford History Center