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Readings on The adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Katie De Koster
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1999.
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays on Twain's novel covers such topics as the growth of a boy into a man, a celebration of innocence, and a look at death and resurrection.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katie De Koster
ISBN: 1565108450 9781565108455 1565108442 9781565108448
OCLC Number: 39235736
Description: 173 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The art of the novelist : creating Tom Sawyer. Why Tom Sawyer is an American masterpiece / by Henry Seidel Canby --
The underlying structure of Tom Sawyer / by Robert Keith Miller --
Creating well-rounded characters / by Gladys Carmen Bellamy --
Shaping the manuscript / by Bernard DeVoto --
The individual and the community in Tom Sawyer's world. Tom Sawyer : performer and chief entertainer / by James M. Cox --
Tom exploits St. Petersburg's hypocrisy / by Forrest G. Robinson --
An idealized relationship between individual and community / by Thomas Blues --
A rite of passage / by Kenneth S. Lynn --
Themes in Tom Sawyer. A boy becomes a man / by Walter Blair --
A celebration of innocence / by William C. Spengemann --
Games of death / by Harold Aspiz --
Childhood innocence can transform the harsh adult world / by James L. Johnson --
Tension over the changing American culture / by Peter Messent --
An antisocial revolt / by Maxwell Geismar --
A vacation for everyone / by George P. Elliott.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
Responsibility: Katie de Koster, book editor.

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A collection of essays on Twain's novel covers such topics as the growth of a boy into a man, a celebration of innocence, and a look at death and resurrection.

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