No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

No  44  The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780520270008
Available:
Release: 2011-02-05
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.

No 44 the Mysterious Stranger

No  44  the Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0520045440
Available:
Release: 1982-01-01
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mark Twain's last novel rich with boyhood memories of The Mississippi River Valley, but set in medieval Austria.

Number 44 the Mysterious Stranger

Number 44 the Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 92
ISBN: 1512109339
Available:
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger" is narrated by August Feldner, a sixteen-year-old printer's apprentice living in a remote Austrian village in the late fifteenth century. The print shop in which he works is located in a run-down old castle, which houses over a dozen people, including the print master, his family, and the various men who work in the shop, as well as a magician. August relates the magical events that occur in the castle after the arrival of a strange boy who says his name is "Number 44, New Series 864,962." Twain's central themes in this story include dreams and the imagination, as well as ideas, knowledge, and thought.

Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain s No 44 the Mysterious Stranger

Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain s No  44  the Mysterious Stranger
Author: Joseph Csicsila,Chad Rohman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780826271860
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Release: 2009
Editor: University of Missouri Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this first book on No. 44 in thirty years, thirteen especially commissioned essays by some of today's most accomplished Twain scholars cover an array of topics, from domesticity and transnationalism to race and religion, and reflect a variety of scholarly and theoretical approaches to the work. This far-reaching collection considers the status of No. 44 within Twain's oeuvre as they offer cogent insights into such broad topics as cross-culturalism, pain and redemption, philosophical paradox, and comparative studies of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts. All of these essays attest to the importance of this late work in Twain's canon, whether considering how Twain's efforts at truth-telling are premeditated and shaped by his own experiences, tracing the biblical and religious influences that resonate in No. 44, or exploring the text's psychological dimensions. Several address its importance as a culminating work in which Twain's seemingly disjointed story lines coalesce in meaningful, albeit not always satisfactory, ways. An afterword by Alan Gribben traces the critical history of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts and the contributions of previous critics. A wide-ranging critical introduction and a comprehensive bibliography on the last century of scholarship bracket the contributions. Close inspection of this multidimensional novel shows how Twain evolved as a self-conscious thinker and humorist--and that he was a more conscious artist throughout his career than has been previously thought. Centenary Reflections deepens our understanding of one of Twain's most misunderstood texts, confirming that the author of No. 44 was a pursuer of an elusive truth that was often as mysterious a stranger as Twain himself.

The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781775419235
Available:
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the last extended piece of fiction from beloved American fiction writer and humorist Mark Twain, Satan proudly surveys fin-de-siecle civilization and marvels at its hypocrisies. Twain was heavily invested in this story and rewrote it multiple times over the course of several decades. Although critics regard it as a serious work of satire, it is full of the side-splitting humor for which Twain's writing is known.

Number fourty four The mysterious stranger NO 44 The mysterious stranger

 Number fourty four  The mysterious stranger  NO  44  The mysterious stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1071624400
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No 44 the Mysterious Stranger

No  44  the Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0451520696
Available:
Release: 1962-02
Editor: Signet Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes 4 memorable selections spanning the career of famed American humorist: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The 1,000,000 Bank Note," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Mysterious Stranger."

Mark Twain and Human Nature

Mark Twain and Human Nature
Author: Tom Quirk
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780826266217
Available:
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: University of Missouri Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mark Twain once claimed that he could read human character as well as he could read the Mississippi River, and he studied his fellow humans with the same devoted attention. In both his fiction and his nonfiction, he was disposed to dramatize how the human creature acts in a given environment—and to understand why. Now one of America’s preeminent Twain scholars takes a closer look at this icon’s abiding interest in his fellow creatures. In seeking to account for how Twain might have reasonably believed the things he said he believed, Tom Quirk has interwoven the author’s inner life with his writings to produce a meditation on how Twain’s understanding of human nature evolved and deepened, and to show that this was one of the central preoccupations of his life. Quirk charts the ways in which this humorist and occasional philosopher contemplated the subject of human nature from early adulthood until the end of his life, revealing how his outlook changed over the years. His travels, his readings in history and science, his political and social commitments, and his own pragmatic testing of human nature in his writing contributed to Twain’s mature view of his kind. Quirk establishes the social and scientific contexts that clarify Twain’s thinking, and he considers not only Twain’s stated intentions about his purposes in his published works but also his ad hoc remarks about the human condition. Viewing both major and minor works through the lens of Twain’s shifting attitude, Quirk provides refreshing new perspectives on the master’s oeuvre. He offers a detailed look at the travel writings, including The Innocents Abroad and Following the Equator, and the novels, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Pudd’nhead Wilson, as well as an important review of works from Twain’s last decade, including fantasies centering on man’s insignificance in Creation, works preoccupied with isolation—notably No. 44,The Mysterious Stranger and “Eve’s Diary”—and polemical writings such as What Is Man? Comprising the well-seasoned reflections of a mature scholar, this persuasive and eminently readable study comes to terms with the life-shaping ideas and attitudes of one of America’s best-loved writers. Mark Twain and Human Nature offers readers a better understanding of Twain’s intellect as it enriches our understanding of his craft and his ineluctable humor.

Heretical Fictions

Heretical Fictions
Author: LAWRENCE I. BERKOVE,Joseph Csicsila
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781587299377
Available:
Release: 2010-04-15
Editor: University of Iowa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Challenging the prevailing belief that Mark Twain’s position on religion hovered somewhere between skepticism and outright heresy, Lawrence Berkove and Joseph Csicsila marshal biographical details of Twain’s life alongside close readings of his work to explore the religious faith of America’s most beloved writer and humorist. They conclude not only that religion was an important factor in Twain’s life but also that the popular conception of Twain as agnostic, atheist, or apostate is simply wrong. Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain’s heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author’s early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain’s “countertheological” interpretation of Calvinism and analyze in detail the way it shapes five of his major books—Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger—as well as some of his major short stories. The result is a ground-breaking and unconventional portrait of a seminal figure in American letters.

The Reverend Mark Twain

The Reverend Mark Twain
Author: Joe B. Fulton
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780814210246
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Release: 2006
Editor: Ohio State University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I was made in His image," Mark Twain once said, "but have never been mistaken for Him." God may have made Mark Twain in His image, but Twain frequently remade himself by adopting divine personae as part of his literary burlesque. Readers were delighted, rather than fooled, when Twain adopted the image of religious vocation throughout his writing career: Theologian, Missionary, Priest, Preacher, Prophet, Saint, Brother Twain, Holy Samuel, the Bishop of New Jersey, and of course, the Reverend Mark Twain. Joe B. Fulton has not written a study of Samuel Langhorne Clemens's religious beliefs, but rather one about Twain's use of theological form and content in a number of his works-some well-known, others not so widely read.

No 44 the Mysterious Stranger

No  44  the Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 30
ISBN: 0520054768
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780486111162
Available:
Release: 2012-03-09
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes four memorable selections spanning the career of famed American humorist: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The £1,000,000 Bank Note," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Mysterious Stranger."

The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9798649194464
Available:
Release: 2020-05-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mysterious Stranger is a novel attempted by the American author Mark Twain. He worked on it intermittently from 1897 through 1908. Twain wrote multiple versions of the story; each involves a supernatural character called "Satan" or "No. 44". All the versions remained unfinished (with the debatable exception of the last one, No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger).

No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

No  44  The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780520949577
Available:
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.

The Mysterious Stranger Illustrated First Edition

The Mysterious Stranger  Illustrated First Edition
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 122
ISBN: 195243324X
Available:
Release: 2020-05-08
Editor: SeaWolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A nice edition with all 7 N. C. Wyeth original illustrations. The Mysterious Stranger is a novel by the American author Mark Twain that he worked on for a number of years between 1897 and 1908. This final version was published in 1916 after his death. The story takes place in 1590, where three boys, Theodor, Seppi, and Nikolaus, live relatively happy simple lives in a remote Austrian village called Eseldorf (German for "Assville" or "Donkeytown"). The story is narrated by Theodor, the village organist's son. This edition also contains three other Twain stories: "A Fable", "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey", and "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm." The book also contains 7 N. C. Wyeth illustrations.

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s  No  44  The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1375385267
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Is He Dead

Is He Dead
Author: Mark Twain,Shelley Fisher Fishkin,Bancroft Library. Mark Twain Project
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780520239791
Available:
Release: 2003-10-17
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A group of impoverished artists living in France stage the death of a friend to increase the value of his paintings and then must engage in cross-dressing, deception, and romantic intrigue in order to make their plot succeed.

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s  No  44  The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781410354020
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Mark Twain s Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain s Mysterious Stranger
Author: Madeleine Kahn,Sholom Jacob Kahn
Pages: 252
ISBN: UOM:39015003833996
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Compares and contrasts the three "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts by Mark Twain: "The Chronicle of Young Satan", "Schoolhouse Hill", and "No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger", which differ widely in plot and setting, but all contain the character of the angel named Young Satan, who later becomes No. 44.

The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307827661
Available:
Release: 2012-08-08
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.