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The Devil's race-track : Mark Twain's great dark writings : the best from Which was the Dream? and Fables of man / edited by John S. Tuckey.

; Tuckey, John Sutton, 1921-
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1980] .
ISBN 9780520037809, 0520037804

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Standard Title Works. Selections. 1980
Other Authors Tuckey, John Sutton, 1921-
Subjects Short stories, American.
Description xx, 385 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Summary The author explores the darker side of life in these little-known later writings. The tone is lightened considerably by Twain's sagely ironic humor and by the warm-heartedness that balance his tough-mindedness.
Contents Little Bessie -- Little Nelly tells a story out of her own head -- The Ten commandments -- Thoughts of God -- The Synod of praise -- The passenger's story -- The enchanted sea-wilderness -- Which was the dream? -- The great dark -- The mad passenger -- Which was it? (excerpt) -- Three thousand years among the microbes -- The refuge of the derelicts -- The fable of the yellow terror -- from Glances at history (Passage suppressed, 9th century) -- from Outlines of history (Passage suppressed, 9th century) -- Passage from a lecture -- History 1,000 years from now -- Old age.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6462005
(OCoLC)ocm06462005
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
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