Mark Twain: A Short Introduction
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BeschreibungThis 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'.
InhaltsverzeichnisList 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.
PortraitStephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include Fenimore Cooper: A Study of his Imagination (1978) and Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance (1991). He is the creator of two major websites on Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture and Mark Twain in His Times.
Untertitel: 'Blackwell Introductions to Lit'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 132 Seiten