This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. * One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years * Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature * Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience * A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 886 g
Dimensions: 242 x 174 x 28 mm
.,." Highly recommended for the reference shelves of libraries collecting work on American literature and culture."
"The editors have done an exemplary job in maintaining a very high level of scholarly excellence in almost all these contributions. On a vast range of subjects there is a plenitude here of scholarly research and insight, some of it at least exploring new ground ... and much of it proving illuminating and challenging." ("Notes and Queries", June 2009)
"Highly recommended for the reference shelves of libraries collecting work on American literature and culture." ("Reference Reviews")