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'Backgrounds and Contexts' provides students with the standard source materials often cited by critics'"Twain"s stories of Good and Bad Boys, his Boy"s Manuscript, his correspondence with William Dean Howells, and his 1870 letter to Will Bowen. This section also includes lesser-known but valuable contextual materials, among them Twain"s journalistic description of school exercise and the discussion of Perry Davis" Pain Killer and other nineteenth-century nostrums.

'Criticism' includes interpretations by William Dean Howells, Hamlin L. Hill, Judith Fetterley, Alan Gribben, Glenn Hendler, Carter Revard, and Susan R. Gannon.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based, with typesetting errors corrected, on the first U.S. edition (1876), the most authoritative of the editions published in Twain's lifetime.

Synopsis:

"Backgrounds and Contexts" provides students with the standard source materials often cited by critics--Twain's stories of Good and Bad Boys, his Boy's Manuscript, his correspondence with William Dean Howells, and his 1870 letter to Will Bowen. This section also includes lesser-known but valuable contextual materials, among them Twain's journalistic description of school exercise and the discussion of Perry Davis' Pain Killer and other nineteenth-century nostrums. "Criticism" includes interpretations by William Dean Howells, Hamlin L. Hill, Judith Fetterley, Alan Gribben, Glenn Hendler, Carter Revard, and Susan R. Gannon. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known to the world by his pen-name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist, noted for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, among many others.Beverly Lyon Clark is Professor of English at Wheaton College. She is author of Kiddie Lit: The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America, Regendering the School Story: Sassy Sissies and Tattling Tomboys, Lewis Carroll, and Reflections of Fantasy: The Mirror-Worlds of Carroll, Nabokov, and Pynchon. Her edited volumes include the Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews and Girls, Boys, Books, Toys: Gender in Children's Literature and Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393926033
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Clark, Beverly Lyon
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Clark, Beverly Lyon
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Adventure stories, American
Subject:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.38x5.22x.85 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393926033 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based, with typesetting errors corrected, on the first U.S. edition (1876), the most authoritative of the editions published in Twain's lifetime.
"Synopsis" by , "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides students with the standard source materials often cited by critics--Twain's stories of Good and Bad Boys, his Boy's Manuscript, his correspondence with William Dean Howells, and his 1870 letter to Will Bowen. This section also includes lesser-known but valuable contextual materials, among them Twain's journalistic description of school exercise and the discussion of Perry Davis' Pain Killer and other nineteenth-century nostrums. "Criticism" includes interpretations by William Dean Howells, Hamlin L. Hill, Judith Fetterley, Alan Gribben, Glenn Hendler, Carter Revard, and Susan R. Gannon. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
"Synopsis" by , About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

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