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"Kevin J. Bochynski" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:03:27 -0400
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N.B.: I am posting this announcement on behalf of the University of Alabama
Press, which is offering our members an e-Book preview, as well as academic
discounts on the e-Book and hardcover editions of MARK TWAIN: THE COMPLETE
INTERVIEWS, edited by Gary Scharnhorst.

A full review of this book will appear on the Mark Twain Forum in the near

Kevin Bochynski
List Adminsitrator, Mark Twain Forum

To: Members of the Mark Twain Forum

Re: Access to Mark Twain's Interviews

The University of Alabama Press, in conjunction with Publishers Row, is
pleased to offer members of this listserv a complimentary copy of the
electronic version of its new publication,

Edited by Gary Scharnhorst
768 pages    22 illustrations    6 x 9    ISBN 0-8173-1522-5   $75.00 cloth
       ISBN  978-0-8173-1576-4   $75.00 ebook

This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known
interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews,
the great writer's irascible wit shines as he discusses such topical issues
as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth
on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government
corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the
elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard
Shaw, Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, Hawthorne, Dickens, and Bret Harte,
among others). These interviews are both oral performances in their own
right and a new basis for evaluating contemporary responses to Twain's

To access the document, type in the internet link:
Then insert "MTScomp" in the Special Access Code box in the upper right
corner of the home page. You will be able to freely view and search the
pages of the book in their entirety until November 30, 2006.

Please consider offering a critique of the book by clicking "Rate this book"
link at the top of the page. You may also use this feature to tell a friend
about the book.

The ebook may be purchased at a 40% discount (a savings of $30) by clicking
"Buy it" at the top of the page. Purchase of the hardcover volume may be
accomplished by clicking "University of Alabama Bookstore" under "Buy this
book" on the left bottom of the page or by using the order flier which
offers a 30% scholarly discount. The order flier is available at: (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

We hope you enjoy this complimentary copy of the book!