In Mark Twain: The Fate of Humor James Cox analyzes the humor of the man known as Mark Twain. Now with a new introduction and an additional essay written as a follow-up to the book, Mark Twain shows all the facets of this complicated lecturer and performer. From the ""birth"" of Mark Twain to his visions in the 1900s of human existence as a state of slavery, Cox's work explores the very heart of the man who became the beloved sage of America, pursued by reporters and embraced by his countrymen.
James M. Cox is Professor Emeritus of English at Dartmouth College. He is the author or editor of several books, including Recovering Literature's Lost Ground: Essays in American Autobiography and Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi.