Mark Twain Speaking
Originally published in 1976 and reissued in 2006 after many years out of print, Mark Twain Speaking assembles Twain's lectures, after-dinner speeches, and interviews from 1864 to 1909. Explanatory notes describe occasions, identify personalities, and discuss techniques of Twain's oral craftsmanship. A chronology listing date, place, and title of speech or type of engagement completes the collection.
- Paperback | 700 pages
- 152.4 x 218.4 x 45.7mm | 952.56g
- 01 Nov 2006
- University of Iowa Press
- Iowa, United States
"In his lifetime, Mark Twain was perhaps as renowned for his public speaking as he was for his writing.... Since we, unfortunately, have no recordings of what he said, the speeches themselves are invaluable - and Fatout's book is an incredible collection of what has survived." - John C. Bird, editor, The Mark Twain Annual"
About Paul Fatout
Paul Fatout taught in the English department at Purdue University for thirty-eight years before retiring in 1965. 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 Ward among the Mormons, The Twain-Cable Readings in Indiana, Mark Twain's First Lecture: A Parallel (His Miscellanea), and Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington. He died in 1982.