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The Cambridge Introduction to Mark Twain (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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Mark Twain is a central figure in nineteenth-century American literature, and his novels are among the best-known and most often studied texts in the field. This clear and incisive introduction provides a biography of the author and situates his works in the historical and cultural context of his times. Peter Messent gives accessible but penetrating readings of the best-known writings including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He pays particular attention to the way Twain's humour works and how it underpins his prose style. The final chapter provides up-to-date analysis of the recent critical reception of Twain's writing, and summarises the contentious and important debates about his literary and cultural position. The guide to further reading will help those who wish to extend their research and critical work on the author. This book will be of outstanding value to anyone coming to Twain for the first time.

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'Peter Messent gives accessible but penetrating readings of the best-known writings including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He pays particular attention to the way Twain\'s humour works and how it underpins his prose style. This book will be of outstanding value to anyone coming to Twain for the first time.\n

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Must-have guides designed to introduce students and teachers to key topics and authors.

Synopsis:

This clear and incisive introduction situates Twain??'s works in the historical and cultural context of his times.

Table of Contents

'Preface; 1. Mark Twain\'s life; 2. Contexts; 3. Works; 4. Critical reception and the late works; Guide to further reading.\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521670753
Author:
Messent, Peter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Messent, Peter B.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
138
Dimensions:
8.85x6.24x.37 in. .56 lbs.

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
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"Synopsis" by , 'Peter Messent gives accessible but penetrating readings of the best-known writings including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He pays particular attention to the way Twain\'s humour works and how it underpins his prose style. This book will be of outstanding value to anyone coming to Twain for the first time.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , Must-have guides designed to introduce students and teachers to key topics and authors.
"Synopsis" by , This clear and incisive introduction situates Twain??'s works in the historical and cultural context of his times.
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