The Mythic Mr. Lincoln: America’s Favorite President in Multimedia Fiction

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New and unread, this softcover book examines Abraham Lincoln’s fictional appearances in film, television, comic books, Old-Time Radio, animation, literature, and more.

From the Publisher:

Honest Abe. The rail-splitter. The Great Emancipator. Old Abe. These are familiar monikers of Abraham Lincoln, appellations admirers the world-over instantly recognize. They describe a man who has influenced the lives of everyday men and women as well as notables like Leo Tolstoy, Marilyn Monroe, and Winston Churchill.  

But there are a multitude of fictional Lincolns almost as familiar as the original: time traveler, android, monster hunter, and more. As the star of stage and screen, Lincoln has become the subject of tales even taller than himself. He has been Simpsonized by Matt Groening, charmed by Shirley Temple, and emulated by the Lone Ranger. Countless devotees have attempted to rescue him through time travel, to clone him, or to raise him from the dead. Apparently, you just can’t keep a good president down.  

Lincoln’s image and memory have also been invoked to fight communism, mock a sitting president, and sell a variety of products. Lincoln has even been portrayed as the greatest example of goodness humanity has to offer. In short, Lincoln is the essential American myth. 

The Mythic Mr. Lincoln explores Lincoln’s evolution from martyred president to cultural icon and the struggle between the Lincoln of history and his fictional progeny. 

  • Publisher : McFarland (Sept 10, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 187 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1476686025
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1476686028
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Item Weight : 1.11 pounds
  • UNSPSC-Code : 55101500
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches
Price: $39.99