Mark Twain Summary
Thomas More

Everything you need to understand or teach Mark Twain by Thomas More.

  • 10 Biographies
  • 9 Student Essays
  • 4 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

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Thomas More Biographies (13)

2,349 words, approx. 8 pages
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American humorist and novelist, captured a world audience with stories of boyhood adventure and with commentary on man's shortcomings that is humorous even while it probes, oft... Read more
12,042 words, approx. 41 pages
Biography EssayIn the early spring of 1835 John Marshall Clemens and his wife, Jane, loaded up their possessions, their five children, and their single slave in Three Forks, Tennessee, to move to Miss... Read more
6,308 words, approx. 22 pages
At the end of a long and prolific career with the pen, America's favorite humorist grew reflective about his craft, yet kept his tongue firmly planted in his cheek: "I have always been able to gain my... Read more
10,254 words, approx. 35 pages
In the early spring of 1835, John Marshall Clemens and his wife, Jane, loaded up their possessions, their five children, and their single slave, in Three Forks, Tennessee, to move to Missouri. It was ... Read more
7,170 words, approx. 24 pages
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known to America and the world as Mark Twain, is one of the most loved and read men of American letters. Especially noted for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) a... Read more
3,553 words, approx. 12 pages
When one considers Samuel Langhorne Clemens's life and writings, the role of literary critic is hardly the first category that comes to mind. Yet in the course of his career he compiled a large body ... Read more
18,208 words, approx. 61 pages
An author and platform entertainer who became tremendously popular in his own day, Samuel Clemens participated in the major literary movements of the century and knew virtually every one of his distin... Read more
7,891 words, approx. 27 pages
Mark Twain is the best-known and most-beloved American writer in the world, and his stature as the quintessential American writer rests in large part upon his "westernness." Born at the edge of the fr... Read more
5,257 words, approx. 18 pages
For the readers of the late nineteenth century Samuel Clemens was first and foremost a travel writer, not a novelist. He earned his greatest respect and patronage from his contemporaries not for being... Read more
17,900 words, approx. 60 pages
Mark Twain's work captures the child that lives in the American psyche and also presents the confusions of the American adult. As a mature writer, Twain could recreate the small-town boyhood he had kn... Read more
9,463 words, approx. 32 pages
Sir Thomas More is--in the phrase associated with him since the early sixteenth century--a man for all seasons. World renowned as the author of Utopia (1516), he wrote humanist, polemical, and spiritu... Read more
3,762 words, approx. 13 pages
Sir Thomas More's place in the history of rhetoric and logic is secure for two reasons. First, he enacted the "new learning" of the studia humanitatis, translating and transforming ancient literature ... Read more
1,071 words, approx. 4 pages
The life of the English humanist and statesman Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) exemplifies the political and spiritual upheaval of the Reformation. The author of "Utopia," he was beheaded for opposing the... Read more
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