Merav Schocken talks about her time at Quarry Farm and her research project on INNOCENTS ABROAD
Lubna Alzaroo discusses how Mark Twain’s descriptions have become part of contested claims of Israel upon Palestine.
Schocken explores Twain’s struggle between faith and doubt in relation to the Holy Land
Lecture is Wednesday, July 14 7:00pm at the Park Church
On the past, present, & future of the Suez Canal.
Trombley discusses her own personal experiences following Twain’s path in the Holy Land
Laura Skandera Trombley will be discussing Twain’s trip to the Holy Land
A death threat inspired him to read The Innocents Abroad. Hilton Obenzinger explains.
1868 was a pretty important year for Sam Clemens. Over the course of it, he would turn the Quaker City cruise of the preceding year into a lucrative cross-country lecture tour and what would prove to be a bestselling book, The Innocents Abroad (1869). He made an extended stay in Washington, DC, gathering impressions which would form the basis for his first novel, The Gilded Age (1873), as well as several […]
The Greatest Showman, a film about one of Mark Twain’s contemporaries and kindred spirits, releases nationwide tomorrow. Twain and P. T. Barnum were, by various accounts, friends, acquaintances, mutual admirers, and rivals. Mark Storey describes Twain as “the only man who challenged Barnum’s position as the leading celebrity of Gilded Age America.” And while Twain clearly felt a certain kinship with Barnum and treated him with cordiality, he also kept […]