Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years. Mark Twain.
Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years
Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years

Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years

Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: 1967. Hardcover. "Bizarre plot elements enlivened with irony and satire characterize these later fictional pieces by Mark Twain, published here in full for the first time. In theme and style they are closely related to The Mysterious Stranger, which is generally considered the most important work of his later years. Known to scholars as the "Great Dark" manuscripts, this group of unfinished narratives offers substantial evidence of Mark Twain's final efforts to create serious stories based on themes which had emerged from years of observation and thought." (from front flap) A collection of later, mostly theretofore unpublished writings composed during 1896-1905 by Samuel Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical & astoundingly prolific American author. Edited & with a lengthy introduction & footnotes by noted Twain scholar & academician John S. Tuckey. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, a solid academic press production, first edition, presumed first printing (McBride, pg. 334). As certified on copyright page, this is an approved text of the Center for Editions of American Authors, Modern Language Association of America. An important & rewarding Twain rarity for the collector-scholar. Book in very fine condition with only slight rubbing & occasional spotting to upper & lower edges of text block; vintage bookplate of previous owners affixed to blank front endpaper; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Unrestored dust jacket near-fine with mild rubbing, browning & faint creasing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear, some tiny bumps & short, closed tears at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4230]

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