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The life & work of Mark Twain
Title:
The life & work of Mark Twain
Author:
Railton, Stephen, 1948-
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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.
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ISBN:
9781565857353