Mark Twain

This map was compiled as a supplement to a 1944 film about the life of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, some images of which are printed along the borders of the map. Thus, the map includes locations that are especially relevant to Twain’s life more so than to the locations included in his work. An example of the political agenda of some literary maps, a quote from the film about defending democracy is included at the bottom center and the phrase “buy more war bonds and stamps” can be found at the bottom left of the map. While the creators of the map chose to emphasize Samuel Clemens’ patriotism, they conveniently ignored his anti-war attitudes.

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Ernest Hemingway

John Steinbeck