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Mark Twain in the New York Times, Part Three (1890-1899)

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Mark Twain in the New York Times, Part Three (1890-1899) is a thorough and extensive collection of articles and reviews gathered from the pages of The New York Times during the final decade of the 19th century. This book provides readers with a fascinating glimpse into the public reception and critical response to Mark Twain's works during this period.

The editor of this volume has done an admirable job of selecting a wide range of reviews, spanning from Twain's well-known novels such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" to lesser-known works and speeches. The articles are organized chronologically, allowing readers to follow the evolving attitudes towards Twain and his writing over the course of the decade.

One of the most striking aspects of this collection is the varied perspectives on Twain's work. Some reviewers praise his wit and humor, while others criticize his writing style or subject matter. This diversity of opinions offers valuable insight into the complexities of Twain's reputation as a writer during this time.

Overall, Mark Twain in the New York Times, Part Three (1890-1899) is a valuable resource for scholars and fans of Mark Twain alike. By presenting a wide array of contemporary critiques, this book sheds light on the cultural context in which Twain's work was received and adds depth to our understanding of his enduring legacy.

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This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of Included in Part Three of this chronological listing are some of Twain’s short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York Times “Times Machine” website: - Summary by John Greenman and Barbara Schmidt

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