How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson and Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women

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September 2001



Brings together some of the best of Mark Twain's stories about unconventional girls and women, from Eve as she names the animals in Eden to Joan of Arc to the transvestite farce of a young man named Alice from the Wapping district of London.


Contents: Preface Introduction Lucretia Smith's Soldier Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man A Mediaeval Romance The Esquimau Maiden's Romance Hellfire Hotchkiss A Story without an End Wapping Alice How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson A Horse's Tale Eve's Diary Saint Joan of Arc Little Bessie Mark Twain, Rebellious Girls, and Daring Young Women Works Cited Suggestions for Further Reading Sources


Mark Twain (1835-1920) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, and drew on a boyhood spent on the Mississippi and on a brief career as a journalist for material for his works, many of which are considered classics of American literature, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. John Cooley is professor of English at Western Michigan University. His books include Earthly Words: Essays on Contemporary American Nature and Environmental Writers and Mark Twain's Aquarium: The Samuel Clemens Angelfish Correspondence, 1905-1910.


"Cooley''s collection of Twain''s stories featuring independent young women tracks the writer''s conflicted acknowledgment of women''s changing role in society. This facet of Twain''s work has never been explored in depth before, and it''s a pleasure to read these sly, entertaining stories of unconventional, bold, and resourceful heroines, which include unusual variations on Eve and Saint Joan of Arc."-Booklist
EAN: 9780803294424
ISBN: 0803294425
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 255 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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