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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:   eBook : Document : 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 Clemens's own household"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morris, Linda.
Gender play in Mark Twain.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007017493
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda A Morris
ISBN: 9780826266194 0826266193
OCLC Number: 320324570
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 182 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Misplaced sex --
Sarah Mary William 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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