The Mark Twain Encyclopedia

Author: Christie Graves Hamric
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824072124
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain's life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain's sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain

Author: J.R. LeMaster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135881359
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain’s life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain’s sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.

Potsdam NY

Author: Potsdam Public Museum (Potsdam, N.Y.)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738536507
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Red sandstone, lumber, paper, cows, and college students feature prominently in Potsdam. With its selection of two hundred stunning photographs, the book records aspects of life in Potsdam from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Located on the Racquette River between the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Mountains, the town is one often that were created in 1787 to promote settlement of New York State. Education has played an important role in Potsdam since 1816, when St. Lawrence Academy opened. The success of the academy led to the establishment in 1866 of a normal school, the forerunner of Potsdam College, with its renowned Crane School of Music.

Kleine Stadt der gro en Tr ume

Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104905002
Format: PDF
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Platz 1 der schwedischen Bestsellerliste und Platz 4 der New York Times Bestsellerliste: der bewegende neue Roman von Fredrik Backman, Autor des Welterfolgs ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹. »Backmans Meisterwerk: kunstvoll, emotional und zutiefst menschlich.« New York Journal of Books Wer glaubt noch an Björnstadt? Es liegt viel zu weit hinter den dunklen Wäldern im Norden. Doch die Menschen hier halten zusammen. Und sie teilen eine Leidenschaft, die sie wieder mit Stolz erfüllen könnte. Die den Rest der Welt an Björnstadt erinnern könnte. Deshalb liegen alle Träume und Hoffnungen nun auf den Schultern ein paar junger Björnstädter. Noch ahnt keiner in der Stadt, dass sich ihre Gemeinschaft über Nacht für immer verändern wird.

Simon Kenton His Life and Period

Author: Edna Kenton
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN:
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This essential biography contains the following chapters: Introduction I. Kentucky the Strange Land II. Early Life and the Flight From Virginia (1755-1771) III. In Kentucky (1771-1774) IV. Lord Dunmore’s War (1774) V. He Finds the Cane-Lands of Kentucky (1775) VI. Kenton and Clark (1776-1778) VII. His Captivity and Escape (1778-1779) VIII. On Indian Campaigns With Clark (1780-1782) IX. Kenton’s Station (1783-1789) X. His Indian Campaigns (1790-1793) XI. Last Years in Kentucky (1794-1798) XII. Early Days in Ohio (1799-1813) XIII. The Unfortunate Years (1814-1826) XIV. The Latter Years (1827-1836) XV. The Portraits and the Man

B r Otter und der Junge

Author: TJ Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1613728638
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drei Jahre zuvor hat sich Bär McKennas Mutter mit ihrem neuen Freund aus dem Staub gemacht – wohin, weiß niemand. Damit war Bär gezwungen, seinen sechsjährigen Bruder Tyson, besser bekannt als `der Junge`, allein aufzuziehen. Seitdem haben sie sich irgendwie durchgeschlagen. Doch da Bär sein ganzes Leben dem Jungen widmet, bleibt ihm nicht allzu viel Zeit für sein eigenes. Außer ein paar wenigen Ausnahmen hat er sich von der Welt zurückgezogen, aber das ist durchaus okay für ihn. Bis Otter nach Hause kommt. Otter ist der ältere Bruder von Bärs bestem Freund. Und wie fast ihr ganzes Leben zuvor und ohne das Bär es wahrhaben wollte, sprühen zwischen ihnen wieder heftig die Funken. Nur, dass es diesmal keine Möglichkeit gibt, vor den tiefen Gefühlen zwischen ihnen zu fliehen. Bär glaubt noch immer, dass sein Platz an der Seite des Jungen ist, doch er kann nicht anders, als immer wieder darüber nachzudenken, ob es auf dieser Welt auch etwas für ihn geben könnte ... etwas oder jemanden.