WorldCat Identities

Blair, Walter 1900-

Overview
Works: 137 works in 688 publications in 3 languages and 21,083 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction  Humor  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, 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 )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of American tall tale heroes- Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and others
The literature of the United States; an anthology and history by Walter Blair( Book )

83 editions published between 1946 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's humor : from Poor Richard to Doonesbury by Walter Blair( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 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 )

37 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,214 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
Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom by Mark Twain( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to poetry by Walter Blair( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American humor by Walter Blair( Book )

23 editions published between 1937 and 1979 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Tom Sawyer's comrade ... by Mark Twain( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition prints the first and only text of Mark Twain's masterpiece ever based on his complete manuscript - including its first 663 pages, half the book, lost for over a hundred years until discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. Using this newly restored manuscript, the editors have recovered thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, "corrected," or simply overlooked by Mark Twain's "typewriter copyist" and his typesetters. The text includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by E.W. 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. And at the back of the book is a new gathering of manuscript passages, some photographically reproduced, showing how and with what extraordinary artistry Mark Twain revised his work. They include Jim's comically grotesque "ghost" story, unknown before the recent discovery of the manuscript. In addition, the editors provide more than seventy pages of detailed historical notes, a glossary, and five maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate various episodes in the story. Combining uniquely rich historical materials with a text as Mark Twain wanted it to be read, this should become the standard edition for all readers of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."--Jacket
Native American humor (1800-1900) by Walter Blair( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mirth of a nation : America's great dialect humor( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better reading by Walter Blair( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 1966 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 678 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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on American humor : Blair through the ages by Walter Blair( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davy Crockett, frontier hero : the truth as he told it, the legend as friends built it by Walter Blair( Book )

6 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 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 145 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 (393)

German (6)

Japanese (4)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Tom Sawyer's comrade ...Essays on American humor : Blair through the ages