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Railton, Stephen 1948-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 6,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PS1305, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Railton
Fenimore Cooper : a study of his life and imagination by Stephen Railton( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorship and audience : literary performance in the American Renaissance by Stephen Railton( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Railton's study of the American Renaissance proposes a fresh way of conceiving the writer as a performing artist and the text as an enactment of the drama of its own performance. Railton focuses on how major prose works of the period are preoccupied with their readers--how they seek to negotiate the conflicted space between the authors, who brought to the act of publication their own anxieties of ambition and identity, and the contemporary American reading public, which, as a growing mass audience in a democracy, had acquired an unprecedented authority over the terms of literary per
Emerson and his legacy : essays in honor of Quentin Anderson by Quentin Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Mohicans : a narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last of the Mohicans is the second and most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales. Set in 1757 during the fierce French and Indian wars, Cooper's classic novel of adventure follows an adroit scout and his companion as they weave through the lush and spectacular wilderness of upstate New York, fighting to save the beautiful daughters of a fort commander from a treacherous Huron renegade. With its death-defying chases and teeth-clenching suspenes, this historical romance established many archetypes of American frontier fiction: the brave, skillful loner (Hawkeye), who rejects "white" civilization while aiding the settlers who spread it; the "noble savage" (Chingachgook) who becomes his deepest friend: a plot involving chases, epic battles and lovely heroines (Cora and Alice Munro) menaced by an Indian renegade (Magua), and the central role played by the most important "character" of all, the magnificent but dangerous wilderness
Mark Twain : a short introduction by Stephen Railton( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd'nhead Wilson
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Clemens, the man known to history as Mark Twain, was more than one of America's greatest writers. He was our first true celebrity, one of the most photographed faces of the 19th and 20th centuries. This series of 24 lectures by an acclaimed teacher and scholar explores Twain's dual identities - as one of our classical authors and as an almost mythical presence in our nation's cultural life. The lectures are a gateway to both appreciating Twain's literary achievements and to understanding his life, highlighting seven of his major works - Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, "Old Times on the Mississippi," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson - each replete with the issues that most interested and concerned Twain over the course of that life. But you also learn that there are even deeper depths to explore. Although Twain may have died a widely beloved figure, he himself once wrote: "Everyone is a moon and has a dark side that he never shows to anybody." Professor Railton shows you that in his private life, Samuel Clemens struggled with doubt, disappointment, despair, and an increasing misanthropy that was greater than any contained in his most sarcastic satires. Even his closest friends almost lost patience with his rantings on how to exterminate what he called "the damned human race." Dr. Railton also explores in some detail the unpublished manuscripts, discovered after his death, that reveal this dark and despairing side of Mark Twain. They include such partly completed works as The Enchanted Sea Wilderness, The Great Dark, and Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes
Walt Whitman : Walt Whitman's autograph revision of the analysis of Leaves of grass (for Dr. R.M. Bucke's Walt Whitman) by Richard Maurice Bucke( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its first appearance onward, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been both praised and condemned, enshrined as one of the world's great novels and banned from libraries and classrooms. This new edition is designed to enable modern readers to explore the sources of its greatness, and also to take a fresh, open-minded look at the source of the current controversy about its place in the canon: its representation of race and slavery. Based on the first American edition of 1885, this Broadview Edition includes all 174 original illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Appendices include contemporary reviews, passages deleted from the original manuscript, advertisements for the book, and a range of materials, from newspaper articles to minstrel show scripts to contemporary fiction, showing how race and slavery were depicted in the larger culture at the time."--Publisher's website
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hired slave catchers and is aided by the undeground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers
Uncle Tom's cabin & American culture : a multi-media archive( )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides access to primary material -- texts, images, songs, 3-D objects, film clips, etc.-- related to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
The life & work of Mark Twain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
The life & work of Mark Twain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
British bards and American re-viewers : Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and America : an exhibition in the Department of Rare Books, 4 October - 31 December 1987 by Stephen Railton( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
Mark Twain in his times by Stephen Railton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interpretive archive, drawn largely from the resources of the Barrett Collection from the Special Collections Dept. at the University of Virginia, focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. The goal is to allow readers, scholars, students and teachers to see what Mark Twain and his times said about each other. Collections include dozens of texts and manuscripts, scores of contemporary reviews and newspaper articles, hundreds of graphic images, and many different kinds of interactive exhibits
The psychedelic '60s : literary traditions and social change( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of items from the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature and the Marvin Tatum Collection of Contemporary Literature and shown at the Tracy W. McGregor Room of the Alderman Library, April 1 through September 15, 1998
 
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Mark Twain : a short introduction
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Mark Twain : a short introductionAdventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtUncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly