Mark Twain : unsanctified newspaper reporter / James E. Caron.
"A fresh perspective on the early years of Samuel Clemens's career as a writer and newspaper reporter. Caron examines Clemens's developing comic voice in his journalism in Nevada and San Francisco, then in the travel letters from Hawaii and letters chronicling his trip from California...
University of Missouri Press,
|Series:||Mark Twain and his circle series.
- Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Prologue for a Comic Performance; Act One; Scene One: Backwoods Civility; or, How the Roarer Became a Gentleman; Scene Two: The Backwoods Roarer and the "Literary Comedian"; Act Two; Scene One: Sam Clemens Clowning on the Comstock; Scene Two: Playing with Comic Dynamite; Act Three; Scene One: "Strike Up Higher" in the Periodical World; Scene Two: Satire and the Bohemian Journalist; Scene Three: American "Flâneurs"; Scene Four: "Flânerie" That Subverts the News; Scene Five: "Foremost of the Merry Gentlemen of the California Press"; Act Four.
- Scene One: Work and Leisure in Two CulturesScene Two: Mark Twain's Comic Raid on the Kingdom of Hawai'i; Scene Three: Writing Travel Letters; Act Five; Scene One: American Travel Letters; Scene Two: Comic Performance; Afterword: The Clown and the Satirist; Works Cited; Index.