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Author Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.

Title 1601 ; and, Is Shakespeare dead? / Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Erica Jong ; afterword, Leslie A. Fiedler.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.4 T911six 1996    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xlii, xi, 149, 29 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The Oxford Mark Twain
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Works. 1996.
Note Series editor, Shelley Fisher Fishkin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Editor's note -- Foreword / Shelley Fisher Fishkin -- Introduction / Erica Jong -- Date, 1601 : conversation, as it was by the social fireside, in the time of the Tudors (1880) -- Is Shakespeare dead? : from my autobiography (1909) -- Afterword / Leslie A. Fiedler -- For further reading / Leslie A. Fiedler -- A note on the text / Robert H. Hirst -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments.
Summary "In 1880, John Hay, the humorist and statesman, had four copies printed, without a name attached (only one copy of this version is known to exist). Amazingly, the first book edition was printed in 1882 at West Point, by a friend of Clemens and Twichell, in an edition of 50 copies on handmade paper soaked in coffee, with special punches for the Old English spelling required. ... Further editions were printed during Twain's lifetime, although Twain did not claim the piece until 1906 in a letter."--Humor in America blog, June 20, 2013 <>
Date, 1601: A short, ribald parody of Elizabethan England, written as a conversation between Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Bacon, and others.
Is Shakespeare dead?: This short, semi-autobiographical work is a study of Shakespeare's role in English literature which explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.
Subject Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618 -- Fiction.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction.
Imaginary conversations.
Raleigh, Walter, Sir, approximately 1552-1618. (OCoLC)fst01861330
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. (OCoLC)fst00029048
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. (OCoLC)fst00031622
Bacon-Shakespeare controversy. (OCoLC)fst01351989
Imaginary conversations. (OCoLC)fst00967561
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1558-1603
Genre/Form Historical fiction (OCoLC)fst01726640
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Fishkin, Shelley Fisher, foreword, series editor.
Jong, Erica, introduction.
Fiedler, Leslie A., afterword.
Hirst, Robert H., contributor.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Is Shakespeare dead?
Added Title 1601 ; and, Is Shakespeare dead?
Is Shakespeare dead?
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