Mark Twain: A Short Introduction - Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature (Paperback)Stephen Railton (author)
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 01/11/2003
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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". This book: 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; analyzes the significance of Twain's books for American culture and identity; and, is 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'.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 229 x 158 x 8 mm
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