Mark Twain at the Buffalo Express

Mark Twain at the Buffalo Express

Articles and Sketches by America's Favorite Humorist

By Mark Twain; Janice McIntire-Strasburg (Editor); Joseph B. McCullough (Editor)

Northern Illinois University Press, Hardcover, 9780875802497, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 1999

Here together for the first time are all of Mark Twain's signed stories, sketches, and commentaries for the Buffalo Express newspaper, as well as many never before identified as his. These entertaining and delightful writings contain some of Twain's finest humor and social criticism and allow renewed appreciation for the talents of this unique American figure.

About the Author
Shelley Fisher Fishkin is Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Stanford University. She is the author of "Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture "(1997); "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices "(1993), selected as an Outstanding Academic Book by "Choice; "and "From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America "(2000), winner of a Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Award for outstanding research in journalism history. She is also the editor of the 29-volume "Oxford Mark Twain "and the "Oxford Historical Guide to Mark Twain. "Barry Moser is one of the foremost wood engravers in the United States and is the proprietor of the Pennyroyal Press. Among other books, he illustrated "Huckleberry Finn "(California, 1985), "Moby Dick "(California, 1981), "Dante's Inferno "(California 1980), "Purgatorio "(California, 1981), and "Paradiso "(California, 1984), and the "Holy Bible "(1999). The Mark Twain Project is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the world's largest archive of primary materials by this major American writer. Under the direction of General Editor Robert H. Hirst, the Project's five editors are producing the first comprehensive edition of all Mark Twain's writings, more than thirty volumes of which have so far been published by the University of California Press.

Joseph B. McCullough is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is coeditor of The Bible According to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden, and the Flood and Mark Twain at the "Buffalo Express": Articles and Sketches by America's Favorite Humorist.