Title: Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Columbia University Press September 1999
0231115415 / 9780231115414
Seller ID: 20070607105533
In "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn, " Mark Twain presented for the first time the vernacular of the Mississippi River region, explored the myths and fables of the nation's past, and looked to the choices facing a rapidly changing society. Moving from a discussion of the novels' early receptions, this "Columbia Critical Guide" explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century criticism by William Dean Howells, T. S. Eliot, Leslie Fiedler, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, and Toni Morrison. In its final section, the book provides students with important material on the contemporary debates about race and gender in these novels so that new perspectives on Twain's place in American literature may be fully understood.