WorldCat Identities

Blair, Walter 1900-

Overview
Works: 159 works in 725 publications in 3 languages and 21,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Humor  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Blair
Tall tale America : a legendary history of our humorous heroes by Walter Blair( Book )

39 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of American tall tale heroes--Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and others
Native American humor by Walter Blair( Book )

45 editions published between 1931 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected American humor, some excerpted
America's humor : from Poor Richard to Doonesbury by Walter Blair( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that forms of humor considered typically American are products of specific historical events from exploration and settlement to the growth of countercultures, and spotlights famous and less-celebrated creators of comedy
Mark Twain & Huck Finn by Walter Blair( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom by Mark Twain( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on unpublished documents
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a boy and a runway slave as they float down the Mississippi River on a raft
Approaches to poetry by Walter Blair( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horse sense in American humor, from Benjamin Franklin to Ogden Nash by Walter Blair( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half horse, half alligator; the growth of the Mike Fink legend by Walter Blair( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text of this new scholarly edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the first ever to be based on Mark Twain's complete, original manuscript - including its first 665 pages, half the book, which had been lost for over a hundred years when they turned up in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The editors have thoroughly re-edited the text, restoring thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, overlooked, or corrupted by Mark Twain's typist, typesetters, and proofreaders." "The new introduction traces the history of Mark Twain's writing of the novel in erratic stints from 1876 until the completion of the manuscript in the summer of 1883. It continues with the editing and production of the book, the selection of Edward W. Kemble as illustrator, and the printing of the first edition, with the dramatic discovery of a salacious defaced illustration on the eve of publication. An account of the book's reception and sales is included." "This edition also includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by Kemble. It restores the raftsmen's episode, which Mark Twain casually agreed to let his publisher leave out of the first edition, and includes John Harley's lively drawings for it." "The editorial material is extraordinarily rich. The editors provide detailed historical notes, a glossary, maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate episodes in the story, and several documentary appendixes: Mark Twain's literary working notes; facsimile manuscript pages; selected passages from the manuscript, which illustrate how carefully Mark Twain revised, stage by stage; reproductions of the author's revisions of the text in preparation for his reading tours; and contemporary advertisements and publisher's announcements." "This wealth of supplementary material also includes, in the textual appendixes, a description of the manuscript and all texts used in preparing this edition, as well as a complete list of the author's revisions, and the record of every variant between the manuscript and the first edition, all essential tools for the scholar."--Jacket
The Mirth of a nation : America's great dialect humor( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of the United States, an anthology and a history by Walter Blair( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of the United States; an anthology and history by Walter Blair( Book )

32 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Fink : king of Mississippi keelboatmen by Walter Blair( Book )

8 editions published between 1933 and 1971 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Huckleberry Finn : text, sources: criticisms by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of the United States; an anthology and history by Walter Blair( Book )

44 editions published between 1946 and 1971 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. From the colonial period through the American renaissance in New England. v. 2. From the American renaissance outside New England to World War 1. v. 3. An anthology from World War 1 to the present
Essays on American humor : Blair through the ages by Walter Blair( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature, a brief history by Walter Blair( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raft pilot's log : a history of the great rafting industry on the upper Mississippi, 1840-1915 by Walter Blair( Book )

9 editions published between 1929 and 1930 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repertory; introduction to essays and articles, biography and history, short stories, drama, and poetry by Walter Blair( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Alternative Names
Blair, W. 1900-1992

Walter Blair American folklorist

ブレア, W.

ブレア, ウォルター

Languages
English (394)

German (7)

Japanese (4)

Covers
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismEssays on American humor : Blair through the ages