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Justin Kaplan (1925–2014)

Autor/a de Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography

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Justin Kaplan was born in Manhattan, New York on September 5, 1925. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, followed by graduate work in the field there, but he left before earning a doctorate to work as a freelance writer and book editor. His first book, Mr. Clemens and mostra'n més Mark Twain, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1967 and a National Book Award. His other works include Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, and Walt Whitman: A Life, which won a National Book Award. He also wrote books with his wife Anne Bernays including The Language of Names and Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York. He was the editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on March 2, 2014 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Un Ianqui a la cort del rei Artús (1889) — Introducció, algunes edicions11,670 exemplars
Hoja de hierba (1855) — Introducció, algunes edicions10,387 exemplars
Familiar Quotations (1855) — Editor, algunes edicions4,146 exemplars
Whitman: Poetry and Prose (1982) — Editor, algunes edicions1,289 exemplars
The Collected Dialogues of Plato (0004) — Editor, algunes edicions892 exemplars
The Pocket Aristotle: Selections from physics, psychology, metaphysics, Nicomachean ethics, politics, poetics (1958) — Editor, algunes edicions; Prefaci, algunes edicions416 exemplars


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"Although this biography of Mark Twain begins when Twain is 31 ... the book is a full account of Twain, his life and his work related both to his early years and to the 'Gilded Age' of his mature life."
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
Just finished last night. Lots of interesting details about Clemens and an interesting glimpse into that period of history in the U.S.

A birthday present from Leslie--can't wait to dive into it tonight!
lschiff | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |
Good literary biography of Mark Twain.
kslade | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
Really more of a social history than a financial history, especially since the source of the Astor family wealth -- its massive real estate holdings alluded to in the title -- is only glancingly looked at, in favour of assorted family eccentricities and scandals. The family history stuff is fairly old hat -- readers of Lucius Beebe would be familiar with it. A missed opportunity, in some respects, though it's still an interesting read.
EricCostello | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Aug 8, 2021 |


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