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Author Messent, Peter B
Title The Cambridge introduction to Mark Twain [ebook] / Peter Messent
Publisher Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 138 p.)
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-131) and index
Contents Mark Twain's life -- The early life -- Riverboating, the Civil War, the west -- Early success, marriage, the Hartford years -- Expatriation, financial loss, family tragedy -- The final years -- Contexts -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens and 'Mark Twain' -- Works -- Twain's humour -- Travel and travel writing : Innocents abroad, A tramp abroad, Roughing it, Life on the Mississippi -- Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn -- A Connecticut yankee and Pudd'nhead Wilson -- Critical reception and the late works -- Guide to further reading
Summary "This introduction provides a biography of the author and situates his works in the historical and cultural context of his times. Peter Messent gives readings of the best-known writings including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He pays particular attention to the way Twain's humour works and how it underpins his prose style. The final chapter provides up-to-date analysis of the recent critical reception of Twain's writing, and summarises the contentious and important debates about his literary and cultural position."--BOOK JACKET
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Genre Electronic books
Electronic books.
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780511275289 (electronic bk.)
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