Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers Volume 4

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University of California Press
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6.42 X 9.16 X 0.95 inches | 1.25 pounds
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About the Author
R. Kent Rasmussen is a prolific and widely respected scholar of Mark Twain. Among his books are Mark Twain A to Z, The Quotable Mark Twain, Bloom's How to Write About Mark Twain and Critical Companion to Mark Twain. He is also the editor of the recently published Penguin Classics edition of Mark Twain's Autobiographical Writings.
"Well-selected, thoroughly researched and thoughtfully annotated--a surprising, welcome addition to the apparently endless Twain shelf."-- "Kirkus Reviews" (2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"It is a special delight to read Twain's interactions with the readers who made him 19th-century America's most popular writer."--Alexander Nazaryan "New York Daily News" (3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Kent Rasmussen has done it again: he has come up with a book that will give every Twainiac and lots of others with only a casual interest in Mark Twain much enjoyment and a non-trivial amount of insight into one of the most remarkable writers the world has ever known."--Shelley Fisher Fishkin "Mark Twain Forum" (4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"A magnificent, remarkably researched book."--Maria Popova "Maria Popova, Brain Pickings" (3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"The content is diverse and intriguing. . . . Verdict: Rasmussen is clearly an expert curator and researcher. Fans of Twain and most libraries will want to secure a copy."--Stacy Russo "Library Journal" (4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"A devoted Samuel Clemons/Mark Twain fan will want to pick up this book and will appreciate Rasmussen's research."--Chris Stuckenschneider "Missourian" (6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"This series of letters makes delightful reading."--Aron Row "San Francisco Book Review and Sacramento Book Review" (7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Over the past two decades Kent Rasmussen has consistently produced some of the most useful, practically minded, and accessible scholarship in Mark Twain studies. With Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers, Rasmussen comes through again. . . . Rasmussen enlarges what we know of Mark Twain from his correspondence as it provides the most substantive understanding yet of who were buying his books and reading him in newspapers and magazines at the turn of the century. As such, this collection will be of interest to Mark twain specialists, students of American literary and cultural studies, and general readers alike."--Joseph Csicsila "Mark Twain Annual" (11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)