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The Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories (1882, 1896, 1902)

The Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories (1882, 1896, 1902)( )
Contribution by: Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
Introduction by: Mosley, Walter
As told to: Robinson, Lillian S.
Author: Twain, Mark
Series title:The Oxford Mark Twain Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-510153-9
Publication Date:Dec 1996
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Three detective stories by Mark Twain with an introduction by Walter Mosely, the modern master of mystery writing, and an afterword by noted scholar Lillian S. Robinson. "The Stolen White Elephant" is a broad farce mocking the self-proclaimed omniscience of many fictional detectives, toldentirely in the form of a series of ridiculous telegraphs. Revolving around the theft of a literal white elephant, the gift of the King of Siam, this manifestly absurd story is nevertheless modeled...
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Book Details
Pages:714
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.63 x 8.75 x 1.953 Inches
Book Weight:2.53 Pounds
Author Biography
Twain, Mark (Contribution by)
Shelley Fisher Fishkin received her B.A. from Yale College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. She taught American Studies and English at the University of Texas from 1985 to 2003, and was Chair of the Department of American Studies. Since 2003 she has been a professor at the English Department of Stanford University. She has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Japan and was the winner of a Harry H. Ransom Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas.

Much of her work is focused on Mark Twain but she has also published works on writers such as Frederick Douglass and Theodore Dreiser. Her research interests have lead her to focus on the influence of African American voices on American literature. Dr. Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books and has published over eighty articles and reviews. Her book Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice in 1993.

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