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The Cambridge companion to Mark Twain

Author: Forrest G Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers new and thought provoking essays on an author of enduring pre-eminence in the American canon. It includes a chronology of Twain's life and a list of suggestions for further reading, as well as additional information.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 94024658
(OCoLC)31077356
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Forrest G Robinson
ISBN: 052144036X 9780521440363 0521445930 9780521445931 0511222327 9780511222320
OCLC Number: 123911230
Description: xix, 258 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mark Twain as an American icon / Louis J. Budd --
The innocent at large: Mark Twain's travel writing / Forrest G. Robinson --
Mark Twain and women / Shelley Fisher Fishkin --
Mark Twain's Civil War: humor's reconstructive writing / Neil Schmitz --
Banned in Concord: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and classic American literature / Myra Jehlen --
Black critics and Mark Twain / David Lionel Smith --
Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow: Twain, race, and blackface / Eric Lott --
Speech acts and social action: Mark Twain and the politics of literary performance / Evan Carton --
How the boss played the game: Twain's critique of imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / John Carlos Rowe --
Mark Twain's travels in the racial occult: Following the equator and the Dream tales / Susan Gillman --
Mark Twain's theology: the gods of a brevet Presbyterian / Stanley Brodwin.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Forrest G. Robinson.
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