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Albert Bigelow Paine

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(1861–1937), editor, dramatist, biographer, and author of several novels, is best known for his authorized three-volume biography of Mark Twain (1912) and for his editorship of ...

Paine, Albert Bigelow

Paine, Albert Bigelow (1861–1937)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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..., Albert Bigelow ( 1861–1937 ), editor, dramatist, biographer, and author of several novels, is best known for his authorized three-volume biography of Mark Twain ( 1912 ) and for his editorship of Twain's letters ( 1917 ). The title of one of Paine's plays, The Great White Way ( 1901 ), gave a familiar nickname to New York City's theatrical...

Paine, Albert Bigelow

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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...Paine, Albert Bigelow ( 1861–1937 ), editor , dramatist , biographer , and author of several novels , is best known for his authorized three-volume biography of Mark Twain ( 1912 ) and for his editorship of Twain ’s letters ( 1917 ). The title of one of Paine ’s plays, The Great White Way ( 1901 ), gave a familiar nickname to New York City’s theatrical...

Paine, Albert Bigelow

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...a highly articulate fiddle-playing bear; they wander through the South, singing and fiddling for their living. Paine gives the text of the songs and their music. See also Biography ; Clemens, Samuel Langhorne ; and St. Nicholas Magazine . Gillian Avery Paine, Albert Bigelow . The Boys’ Life of Mark Twain . New York and London: Harper, 1916. Paine, Albert Bigelow . The Hollow Tree . New York: R. H. Russell, 1898. Paine, Albert Bigelow . In the Deep Woods . New York: R. H. Russell,...

PAINE, Albert Bigelow

PAINE, Albert Bigelow (1861–1937)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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...PAINE, Albert Bigelow ( 1861–1937 ) American author best known for his biography of Mark Twain ( 1912 ). He also wrote a number of children’s books including Arkansaw Bear ( 1898 ) and the ‘Hollow Tree’ series. In 1916 there appeared his much praised version for children of the life of Twain....

Paine, Albert Bigelow

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Gillian Avery

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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..., Albert Bigelow ( 1861–1937 ) Editor and author of a biography of Mark Twain , Paine also wrote a number of children’s books, including The Arkansaw Bear ( 1898 ), an original fantasy about a homeless boy who meets a fiddle-playing bear. They wander through Arkansas, fiddling and dancing for their keep, the bear’s music having Orpheus-like powers over listeners. Paine’s ‘Hollow Tree’ series consists of short stories about animals, reminiscent of Joel Chandler Harris ’s Uncle Remus tales. Gillian...

Paine, Albert Bigelow

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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..., Albert Bigelow ( 1861–1937 ), editor and author of a biography of Mark Twain , wrote a number of children's books, including The Arkansaw Bear ( 1898 ), an original fantasy about a homeless boy who meets a fiddle-playing bear. They wander through Arkansas, fiddling and dancing for their keep, the bear's music having Orpheus-like powers over listeners. Paine's ‘Hollow Tree’ series consists of short stories about animals, reminiscent of Joel Chandler Harris 's Uncle Remus tales. GA Gillian...

Albert Bigelow Paine

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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Quotations
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...Albert Bigelow Paine 1861 – 1937 The Great White Way. Broadway, of course play title, 1901 Western humor…grew out of a distinct condition—the battle with the frontier.… It is the freshest, wildest humor in the world, but there is tragedy behind it. Mark Twain, A Biography ,...

Albert Bigelow Paine

Albert Bigelow Paine  

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(1861–1937),editor, dramatist, biographer, and author of several novels, is best known for his authorized three-volume biography of Mark Twain (1912) and for his editorship of Twain's letters (1917). ...
Age of Reason

Age of Reason  

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By Paine (1795). The work was written in Paris at the height of the Terror. In it Paine attacks Christianity and the Bible: the Old Testament consists of ‘obscene stories and voluptuous ...
Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (b. 30 November 1835)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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...B. ; Literature ; Racism ; and Slavery . Bibliography Emerson, Everett H. Mark Twain: A Literary Life . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. A meticulously researched examination of the connections between the life and the works of Mark Twain. Paine, Albert Bigelow . Mark Twain: A Biography; The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens . New York: Harper, 1912. A richly informative biography by Twain's literary executor. J. Wylene...

Twain, Mark

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Joe B. Fulton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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2016
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...1992. Christian Science. In “What Is Man?” and Other Philosophical Writings , edited by Paul Baender , pp. 215–397. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973b. The Innocents Abroad . Hartford, Conn.: American Pub. Co., 1869. Mark Twain’s Notebook . Edited by Albert Bigelow Paine . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. “Mr. Rockefeller’s Bible Class.” In Mark Twain in Eruption , edited by Bernard DeVoto , pp. 83–91. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. Roughing It . Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and Edgar Marquess Branch . Berkeley: University of...

Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L. (1835–1910)   Reference library

Justin Kaplan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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...Howells, William Dean . My Mark Twain . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910. Kaplan, Justin . Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain . New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Loving, Jerome . Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel Clemens . Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Paine, Albert Bigelow . Mark Twain: A Biography , 3 vols. New York: Harper, 1912. Steinbrink, Jeffrey . Getting to Be Mark Twain . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Justin...

Clemens, Samuel L. Mark Twain

Clemens, Samuel L. Mark Twain   Reference library

Justin Kaplan

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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...voice, stance, and style—at once quizzical, celebratory, lyric, vernacular, ironic, and unmistakably native—that have influenced American writing ever since. See also Gilded Age ; Literature: Civil War to World War I. William Dean Howells , My Mark Twain , 1910. Albert Bigelow Paine , Mark Twain: A Biography , 3 vols., 1912. James M. Cox , Mark Twain: The Fate of Humor , 1966. Justin Kaplan , Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain , 1966. Jeffrey Steinbrink , Getting to Be Mark Twain , 1991. Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and...

history and biography

history and biography   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...children’s magazines ; a typical writer of such material was J. G. Edgar . American writers who produced biographies for young readers in the 20th cent. include Laura Richards (lives of Florence Nightingale, 1909 , Elizabeth Fry, 1916 , and Abigail Adams, 1917 ), Albert Bigelow Paine , whose Boys’ Life of Mark Twain appeared in 1916 , Cornelia Meigs , who wrote a study of Louisa M. Alcott ( Invincible Louisa , 1933 ), and Jean Fritz (several books during the 1970s). In Britain Geoffrey Trease produced children’s lives of writers and...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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... 1865 , and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” 1899 ) constitute a further important contribution that continues to win young readers. See also Adventure Books ; Crossover Books ; Humor ; and Parody . J. D. Stahl Clemens, Samuel . Mark Twain's Letters . Edited by Albert Bigelow Paine . New York: Harper, 1917. Clemens, Samuel . Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals. Vol. 2, 1877–1883 , edited by Frederick Anderson , Lin Salamo , and Bernard L. Stein . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. Kaplan, Justin . Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A...

Twain, Mark

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...The Mysterious Stranger ( 1916 ), What Is Man? ( 1906 ), The Great Dark , and Letters from the Earth ( 1962 ). He also dictated segments of his autobiography (published in 1924 as Mark Twain's Autobiography ) and sat for interviews with his designated biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine . Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910 at Stormfield, his home near Redding, Connecticut. He died swathed in renown and with the affection of the American people securely lodged, but at a limited level—as a humorist, an author of boys' books. His countrymen had not yet come...

Maritimes, Writing in the

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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Literature
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...in The London Sporting Review in the 1830s-1840s. Cited as one of the leading international practitioners of the sporting sketch in his day, Perley was one of a number of sportsmen who gave the genre a particularly New Brunswick character in mid-century. In later years Albert Bigelow Paine's The tent dwellers ( 1908 ) and Frank Parker Day 's The autobiography of a fisherman ( 1927 ) were to be popular Nova Scotian representatives of the genre. Common to all three provinces in mid-century was a taste for religious and moral writing that spoke of the...

Instruments

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Robert E. Eliason

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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...it on a specially designed table, for a model with additional bass strings, and for his outstanding engraving and inlay work. His firm had made over 10,000 instruments, including some mandolins and guitars, by Schwarzer's death in 1904 ; production declined after Lucie Bigelow Rosen, playing a theremin, 1930s. (From the Archives of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc.) World War I and the factory was demolished in the 1950s. Another zither-like instrument made during this period was the autoharp, probably a German invention, patented in the...

Great White Way

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...the part that passes through Times Square . The name is associated with the area's multitude of electric advertising signs and brilliant street lighting, but was actually given by journalists in December 1901 following a heavy snowfall, as an adoption of the title of Albert Bigelow Paine 's novel The Great White Way ( 1901 ), a tale of adventure at the South...

Great White Way

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...advertising, starting with a sign erected over Madison Square in 1892 , and began erecting signs in Times Square (then Longacre Square) in 1900 . His first use of the term came in 1901 . Alternatively, and as claimed by Barry Popik orig., it derives f. the title of Albert Bigelow Paine 's novel, The Great White Way ( 1901 ), although this story, set in the Antarctic, referred not to light but to snow. The link supposedly came when a reporter, Shep Friedman , viewed mid-town Broadway under a blanket of snow] ( US ) Broadway, New York City, esp. its...

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