Mark Twain: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

Mark Twain: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

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by Stephen Railton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631234748

ISBN-13: 9780631234746

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.

  • Introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.

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This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.

  • Introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.
  • Investigates the tension between the real-life person, Samuel Clemens, and the fictional person, Mark Twain.
  • Provides an original reading of Twain’s obsession with performance and popularity.
  • Analyses the significance of Twain’s books for American culture and identity.
  • Illustrated with images from first editions of Twain’s works.
  • A short appendix directs readers to the author’s award-winning website on ‘Mark Twain in his Times’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631234746
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Preface.

1. Going East: Innocents Abroad.

2. Going West: Roughing It.

3. Going Home: Tom Sawyer.

4. Running Away: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

5. Lost in Time: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Cour.

6. Looking for Refuge – Pudd’nhead Wilson and “Hadleyburg”.

Appendix: Mark Twain in His Times: An Electronic Archive.

Notes.

Index.

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