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Gender play in Mark Twain : cross-dressing and transgression

Author: Linda A Morris
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007.
Series: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores Mark Twain's use of cross-dressing across his career by exposing the cast of his characters who masqueraded as members of the opposite sex or who otherwise defied gender expectations. Morris grounds her study in an understanding of the era's theatrical cross-dressing and changing mores, and events in the Clemens household"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Linda A. (Linda Ann).
Gender play in Mark Twain.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608203089
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda A Morris
ISBN: 0826217591 9780826217592
OCLC Number: 123912609
Description: xii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Misplaced sex --
Sarah Mary Williams George Elexender Peters --
Beneath the veil: Gender play in Pudd'nhead Wilson --
Troubling gender: Personal recollections of Joan of Arc --
Transvestite tales.
Series Title: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Responsibility: Linda A. Morris.
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Huckleberry Finn dressing as a girl is a famously comic scene in Mark Twain's novel but hardly out of character - for the author, that is. This book explores Mark Twain's use of cross-dressing across  Read more...

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A very clear, ground breaking study of transvestism in Mark Twain s works. Linda Morris is tackling a subject that has become of increasing interest in recent years, and she is doing so more broadly Read more...

 
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