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Sam Clemens the Missourian: Early Acquaintances with “Chinamen”

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins with Clemens’s early adventures in the American West in the 1860s. What Clemens witnessed in the frontier would contradict the founding ideals that he once learned as a child in ... More


The 1860s: Journalism, a Pilgrimage, and Courtship

Gary Scott Smith

in Mark Twain: Preacher, Prophet, and Social Philosopher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192894922
eISBN:
9780191915796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894922.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the 1860s, Twain worked as a journalist in Virginia City, Nevada, and San Francisco and traveled to Europe and the Middle East (most notably Palestine) on an excursion with a group of ... More


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