"A specialist in US writer Twain, David continues her effort begun in the first volume to emphasize to readers how illustrations illuminate and interpret as well as embellish his writings. Here she considers the illustrations in four famous works: 'Mark Twain Sketches, New and Old,' 'A Tramp Abroad,' 'The Prince and the Pauper' and 'Life on the Mississippi.' The series is projected for five volumes."--BOOK NEWS
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"David's scholarly study looks at Twain and the illustrators of 'Sketches: New and Old,' 'A Tramp Abroad,' Life on the Mississippi,' and 'The Prince and the Pauper.' Like the first volume in this important series (Vol. 1, covering 1869-75, CH, Feb. '87), this volume will be useful for bibliographers, visual artists, and literary historians, as well as students of Twain. David's sections on 'A Tramp Abroad' and 'Life on the Mississippi' will likely be most interesting for scholars seeking source materials on these books. However, academic neophytes and general readers can benefit from the early sections, especially regarding the short stories in 'Sketches: New and Old,' in which David shows how 19th-century authors in general and Twain in particular integrated their texts with illustrations they felt were inseparable from their words. Since 'The Prince and the Pauper' is a book familiar to younger readers, high shool readers and lower-divison undergraduates will benefit from David's work on this text. David's purpose is historical and informative, so she provides little in the way of theory or interpretation and does not cast new light on the meaning of the works covered. This volume belongs in all college libraries supporting work at the lower- and upper-division undergraduate levels."--CHOICE
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Book Description Whitston Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110878755136