• A banished Adam: Mark Twain and the father of the human race 

    Reppert, Leta (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    While Mark Twain has long been viewed as irreligious, scholarship in recent years has underscored the fact that Christianity, the God of the Bible, and the Presbyterianism of his youth play an integral part in his work. ...
  • The creation of The four million: O . Henry's influences and working methods 

    Kass, Gary (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Though O. Henry's The Four Million was intended as an attack on Ward McAllister's idea of the Four Hundred, each man is mentioned only in passing in studies of the other. One chapter therefore contrasts the two men by ...