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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain Library)

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Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 and#8220;westernand#8221; texts and asks what we mean by and#8220;westernand#8221; American literature in the first place and when that designation originated.

Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the and#8220;American Westand#8221; in literature, a literature often viewed as having commenced only at the beginning of the 1800s, Before the West Was West explores the concrete, meaningful connections between different texts as well as the development of national ideologies and mythologies. Examining pre-nineteenth-century writings that do not fit conceptions of the Wild West or of cowboys, cattle ranching, and the Pony Express, these thirteen essays demonstrate that no single, unified idea or geography defines the American West.and#160;

Contributors investigate texts ranging from the Norse Vinland Sagas and Mary Rowlandsonand#8217;s famous captivity narrative to early Spanish and French exploration narratives, an eighteenth-century English novel, and a play by Aphra Behn. Through its examination of the disparate and multifaceted body of literature that arises from a broad array of cultural backgrounds and influences, Before the West Was West apprehends the literary West in temporal as well as spatial and cultural terms and poses new questions about and#8220;westernnessand#8221; and its literary representation.

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This 125th Anniversary edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is expanded with thoroughly updated notes and references, and a selection of original documentsand#151;letters, advertisements, playbillsand#151;some never before published, from Twain's first book tour.

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Victor Fischer and Lin Salamo are both members of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520266100
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
University of California Press
Editor:
Fischer, Victor
Editor:
Salamo, Lin
Author:
Blair, Walter
Author:
Hillard, Tom J.
Author:
Smith, Harriet E.
Author:
Branch, Michael P.
Author:
Salamo, Lin
Author:
Hamilton, Amy T.
Author:
Fischer, Victor
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mark Twain Library
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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