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Product Description: Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors. Canons by Consensus examines this classroom fixture in detail to challenge and correct a number of assumptions about the development of the literary canon throughout the 20th century...read more
By Joseph Csicsila and Tom Quirk (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780817313975 | Original edition (Univ of Alabama Pr, July 1, 2004), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors.

Paperback:

9780817358679 | Univ of Alabama Pr, May 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors.

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Product Description: Mark Twain once claimed that he could read human character as well as he could read the Mississippi River, and he studied his fellow humans with the same devoted attention. In both his fiction and his nonfiction, he was disposed to dramatize how the human creature acts in a given environment--and to understand why...read more

Hardcover:

9780826217585 | Univ of Missouri Pr, October 28, 2007, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: 'Explores Mark Twain's works--including The Innocents Abroad, Following the Equator, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Puddin' Head Wilson, and What Is Man?

Paperback:

9780826219664 | Univ of Missouri Pr, November 15, 2011, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Mark Twain once claimed that he could read human character as well as he could read the Mississippi River, and he studied his fellow humans with the same devoted attention.

By Tom Quirk (corporate author)

Miscellaneous:

9781414457918 | Gale Group, December 23, 2008, cover price $0.04

Product Description: This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I. The set features more than 250 survey entries...read more
By Tom Quirk (editor) and Gary Scharnhorst (editor)

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9780684314648 | Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, December 2, 2005, cover price $655.00 | About this edition: This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I.

Miscellaneous:

9780684314938, titled "American History Through Literature, 1870-1920" | 1 edition (Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, December 21, 2005), cover price $0.04 | About this edition: This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I.

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Alphabetically arranged entries use an integrated 'new historicist' approach to offer a comprehensive overview of the period that spans the early national era through the Civil War to the end of World War I.
By Janet Gabler-Hover (editor), Tom Quirk (editor), Robert Sattelmeyer (editor) and Gary Scharnhorst (editor)

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9780684314686 | Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, December 2, 2005, cover price $331.20 | About this edition: Alphabetically arranged entries use an integrated 'new historicist' approach to offer a comprehensive overview of the period that spans the early national era through the Civil War to the end of World War I.

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Presents a collection of Mark Twain's stories, essays, and letters. (view table of contents)

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9780140150209 | Viking Pr, March 1, 1977, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of Mark Twain's stories, essays, and letters.

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Product Description: Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, Nothing Abstract is a collection of essays gathered over the past twenty years--all of which, in some fashion, have to do with a genetic approach to literary study. In previous books, the author has traced the compositional histories of certain literary works, the course of individual careers, and the genesis of literary movements...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780826213648 | Univ of Missouri Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, Nothing Abstract is a collection of essays gathered over the past twenty years--all of which, in some fashion, have to do with a genetic approach to literary study.

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Product Description: Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction.This new collection gathers some of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and 'Chickamauga', his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Ambrose Bierce and Tom Quirk (editor)

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9780140437560 | Penguin Classics, February 1, 2000, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again.

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Presents forty-seven short stories by such authors as Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Henry James, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton. (view table of contents)
By James Nagel (editor) and Tom Quirk (editor)

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9780140268300 | Penguin Classics, December 1, 1997, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Presents forty-seven short stories by such authors as Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Henry James, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton.
9789990112306 | Penguin USA, December 1, 1997, cover price $0.02

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Product Description: Tom Quirk's study provides a comprehensive analysis of the comic genius and narrative originality that makes Mark Twain's short fiction a cornerstone of the American literary tradition. Quirk's presentation of Twain's career as a writer of short fiction is complemented with selections of Twain's essays rounds out this balanced and informative work...read more

Hardcover:

9780805708677 | Twayne Pub, June 1, 1997, cover price $53.00 | About this edition: Tom Quirk's study provides a comprehensive analysis of the comic genius and narrative originality that makes Mark Twain's short fiction a cornerstone of the American literary tradition.

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Product Description: In Coming to Grips with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Tom Quirk traces the history of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its inception in 1876 to its problematic presence in today's American culture. By approaching Twain's novel from several quite different perspectives, Quirk reveals how the author's imagination worked and why this novel has affected so many people for so long and in so many curious ways...read more

Hardcover:

9780826209207 | Univ of Missouri Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In "Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn", Tom Quirk traces the history of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from its inception in 1876 to its problematic presence in today's American culture.

Paperback:

9780826210333 | Reprint edition (Univ of Missouri Pr, August 1, 1995), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In Coming to Grips with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Tom Quirk traces the history of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its inception in 1876 to its problematic presence in today's American culture.

Product Description: This collection of twelve essays focuses on a variety of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century texts to illustrate the flexibility of the realist mode in American fiction and poetry. As the volume demonstrates, the realist era was hospitable to a multitude of writers who voiced the most urgent concerns of race and ethnicity, gender, class, and region...read more
By Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst (editor)

Hardcover:

9780874135244 | Univ of Delaware Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: This collection of twelve essays focuses on a variety of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century texts to illustrate the flexibility of the realist mode in American fiction and poetry.

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Product Description: These short fiction and prose pieces display the variety of Twain's imaginative invention, his diverse talents, and his extraordinary emotional range. Twain was a master of virtually every prose genre; in fables and stories, speeches and essays, he skilfully adapted, extended or satirized literary conventions, guided only by his unruly imagination...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Tom Quirk (editor) and Mark Twain

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9780140434170 | Penguin Classics, October 1, 1994, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: These short fiction and prose pieces display the variety of Twain's imaginative invention, his diverse talents, and his extraordinary emotional range.

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Product Description: This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature. Using biographical, cultural, and manuscript evidence, the contributors tell the "stories of stories," plotting the often curious and always interesting ways in which notable American books took shape in a writer's mind...read more
By James Barbour and Tom Quirk (editor)

Hardcover:

9780807818961 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, April 1, 1990, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature.

Paperback:

9780807842805 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, March 1, 1990, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature.

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Product Description: Bergsonian "vitalism" challenged the dominance of Spencerian determinism in the early twentieth century and seemed to offer a new foundation for belief in human freedom and individual possibility. Quirk traces the impact of Bergsonism upon the American sensibility and shows how individual writers -- particularly two such different artists as Willa Cather and Wallace Stevens -- appropriated vitalistic notions and made them serve the peculiar requirements of their own unique creative imaginations...read more

Hardcover:

9780807818800 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, February 1, 1990, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Bergsonian "vitalism" challenged the dominance of Spencerian determinism in the early twentieth century and seemed to offer a new foundation for belief in human freedom and individual possibility.

Paperback:

9780807897560 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 6, 2011, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Bergsonian "vitalism" challenged the dominance of Spencerian determinism in the early twentieth century and seemed to offer a new foundation for belief in human freedom and individual possibility.

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Product Description: Book by Quirk, Tom

Hardcover:

9780826203700 | Univ of Missouri Pr, September 1, 1982, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Book by Quirk, Tom

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