RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 11969740 LA English T1 New essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A1 Budd, Louis J., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York YR 1985 SN 0521267293 9780521267298 052131836X 9780521318365 AB The essays in this volume represent a wide range of approaches to one of the most popular of all American novels. Michael Bell re-examines the crucial issue of romanticism versus realism in the book. Janet McKay discusses the linguistic subtleties of the novel, showing the social implications inherent in Twain's brilliant use of the vernacular. Lee Mitchell draws on post-structuralist theories to question Huck's own assumption that words themselves can represent the social world. Steven Mailloux combines sociopolitical perspectives and the methods of contemporary 'reader-response' analysis to identify how humour is generated in Huckleberry Finn and to enrich our understanding of the novel's topical impact.