Henry Nash Smith


Henry Nash Smith, the author of Virgin Land and several books on Mark Twain, is professor of English at the University of California and literary editor of the Twain estate.
For further reading: Mark Twain’s America , by Bernard De Voto (Houghton Mifflin, 1951); The Ordeal of Mark Twain , by Van Wyck Brooks (Meridian, 1955).

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Before the assembled great of literary New England Mark Twain rose to poke gentle fun at their pretensions. Would they laugh, or was he laying an egg? Read >>

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