Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Essays * Articles * Reviews

Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Gabriele Schwab
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231115415

ISBN-13: 9780231115414

Pub. Date: 08/04/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain presented for the first time the vernacular of the Mississippi River region, explored the myths and fables of the nation's past, and looked to the choices facing a rapidly changing society. Moving from a discussion of the novels' early receptions, this Columbia Critical Guide explores nineteenth-

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In Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain presented for the first time the vernacular of the Mississippi River region, explored the myths and fables of the nation's past, and looked to the choices facing a rapidly changing society. Moving from a discussion of the novels' early receptions, this Columbia Critical Guide explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century criticism by William Dean Howells, T. S. Eliot, Leslie Fiedler, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, and Toni Morrison. In its final section, the book provides students with important material on the contemporary debates about race and gender in these novels so that new perspectives on Twain's place in American literature may be fully understood.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115414
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/04/1999
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Mark Twain's Life and WorkThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876): The Contemporary ReviewsTom Sawyer: Twentieth-Century CriticismThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884-85): Dates of Composition and Contemporary ReviewsHuckleberry Finn: The Response of Creative WritersHuckleberry Finn: Twentieth-Century Critical Response

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