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Gender play in Mark Twain : cross-dressing and transgression

Author: Linda A Morris
Publisher: Columbia [u.a.] : University of Missouri Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperb. printView 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 Clemons's own household"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda A Morris
ISBN: 9780826217592 0826217591 9780826219633 0826219632
OCLC Number: 985106200
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Description: XII, 182 S. : Ill.
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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