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Mark Twain on the lecture circuit.

Paul Fatout

Mark Twain on the lecture circuit.

by Paul Fatout

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Published by P. Smith in Gloucester, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.,
    • Lectures and lecturing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 305-310.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS1331 .F3 1966
      The Physical Object
      Pagination321 p.
      Number of Pages321
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5529122M
      LC Control Number67003700

      When Twain was on the lecture circuit, however, it was his humor that produced the crowds and the money. Before the mass appeal of his writings and his lectures (both earlier and later), Twain worked as a printer, a river pilot for four years, a newspaper reporter, and a travel : $ Mark Twain Biography - Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Novem - Ap ), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a famous and popular American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer. - Mark Twain Biography and List of Works - Mark Twain Books.

        Mark Twain, American Humorist as well as reviews of performance on the lecture circuit.”—James Caron, author of Mark Twain, Unsanctified Newspaper Reporter Mark Twain Forum “Wuster’s book explores a variety of topics and makes novel contributions to the study of Twain, American humor, and periodicals.”— Brand: University of Missouri Press. Documenting all of Mark Twain's known public speeches, readings and lectures is a monumental undertaking first attempted by Paul Fatout in his classic volume MARK TWAIN SPEAKING published by University of Iowa Press, Fatout's listing has been updated at least once by noted Twain scholar Louis Budd in "A Supplement to 'A Chronology' in MARK TWAIN SPEAKING" published in Essays in .

      “Mark Twain,” William Faulkner once observed, “was the first truly American writer, and all of us since are his heirs.” In this unique collection scores of these literary legatees from the U.S. and around the world take the measure of Twain and his genius, among them: José Martí, Rudyard Kipling, Theodor Herzl, George Bernard Shaw, H. L. Mencken, Helen Keller, Jorge Luis Borges. Discover Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, California: California's oldest existing theater building hosted an impressive cast of celebrities, including hosting Mark Twain's first lecture.


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This is more than a lavishly illustrated companion book to the Mark Twain PBS series. National Book Critics Circle Award winner Geoffrey C.

Ward, Dayton Duncan, and Ken Burns have produced a cogent, colorful portrait of the man who forged our national identity in the sentences he spun/5(34). Mark Twain on the lecture circuit. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fatout.

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$ +$ shipping. The story of Mark Twain as the world-famous author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are well-known. Almost as familiar is Twain’s more than thirty year career as an amusing lecturer.

However, it is little reported that among Twain’s very first appearances as a lecturer were in Grass Valley, Nevada City, and environs in Such writings brought Twain immense success on the public lecture circuit, as did his notorious “Whittier Birthday Speech,” which portrayed Boston’s most revered men of letters as a band of desperadoes.

The United States military involvement in Cuba, China, and the Philippines turned Twain’s attention to political satire and invective. Samuel Clemens, ""who was always partly Tom Sawyer"", made his first public speech at school in Hannibal, Mo. Recitation of verses and ""compositions"" were weekly commonplaces in the town square, and young Sam starred in company with Will Nash and others who were to grow famous.

His career as a storyteller dates from his attempts to liven up those Friday afternoons. The book follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years Twain left Missouri in to work with his brother Orion Clemens, the newly appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory.

By hiring him, Orion allowed Twain to fulfill one of his dearest ambitions: to travel. Once settled in Nevada, he fell victim to gold fever and went to the Humboldt mines.4/5(17). Those who have read Twain’s account of this debut in Roughing It should take with a grain of salt his story of how surprised he was that anyone showed up at the hall on the evening of the lecture.

As Paul Fatout has established in his recent book, Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit, Twain must have been fully aware that the house had been. Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit, by Paul Fatout (Indiana University Press, Bloomington) Reviewed by Mary Griffin.

Paul Fatout's Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit, gives a thorough biographical account of Sam Clemens's development of the Mark Twain persona as a lecturer and international celebrity, detailing individual lectures and experiences throughout his career.

Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Fishkin, Shelley Fisher. Was Huck Black. Mark Twain and African American Voices. New York: Oxford University Press, Harris, Susan K. The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain. New York: Cambridge University Press, Hill, Hamlin.

Mark Twain and Elisha. Paul Fatout taught in the English department at Purdue University for thirty-eight years before retiring in Among his many works are Mark Twain Speaks for Himself, Indiana Canals, Letters of a Civil War Surgeon, Mark Twain in Virginia City, Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit, Meadow Lake: Gold Town, Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Lexicographer, Canal’s Heyday (Tippecanoe Tales), Artemus.

Hemingway pronounced in the s that "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called his fame and forced him back. Paul Fatout is the author of Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Mark Twain Speaks for Himself (/5. The lecture years: Because of bad investments, Twain lost most of the money he made from his books and much of his wife's inheritance.

That forced him to. Mark Twain's most extensive lecture tour in America was the culmination of an idea he had into run his own tour accompanied by friends and fellow writers W.D. Howells, Thomas Aldrich and G.W. Cable. As it happened, only Cable was available, and Twain enlisted Major James B.

Pond as an agent to make the arrangements. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is a novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner first published in It satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America. Although not one of Twain's best-known works, it has appeared in more than editions since its original : Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner.

Great deals on Hardcover Mark Twain Books. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items!. Throughout his career, Twain was the consummate promoter of his books, if not always the best businessman in doing so.

He was extremely popular on the lecture circuit throughout the United States and crowds flocked to hear him wherever he toured.

It so happened that Cincinnati was on his schedule in January, The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting.

Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had.Mark Twain on Stage.

Mark Twain did not read from his writings when he gave a lecture or speech. He spoke from memory. His hundreds of public performances from stages, podiums, and banquet tables were carefully crafted pieces, timed and rehearsed to fit the needs of a specific audience.