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Mark Twain – the First Truly American Writer

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"Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens' way of seeing and hearing things changed America's way of seeing and hearing things ... he was the Lincoln of American literature," quoted from a recent biography of the creator of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. In his prime, a century after the Declaration of Independence, Twain was a Yankee original who rendered the vocabulary and tone of the American vernacular, previously despised, in a way that was neither parody, nor caricature, but literature. Throughout his writing career, Twain crafted numerous short stories, ranging in topic from frontier humor to his travels abroad, to blue jays, frogs and dogs. In two sessions, we will explore this American original’s short fiction. The three stories read include "A Ghost Story," "Taming the Bicycle" and "The Jumping Frog." Copies of the stories will be emailed and also available at the first class.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Florida Public Archaeology Network

Stephanie McNeill MPS 



Registration Closes On
Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/29/2018 - 11/5/2018 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pensacola, Florida Public Archaeology Network  Map Stephanie McNeill MPS