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Description - Mark Twain by Stephen Railton

This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including "Tom Sawyer", "Huckleberry Finn", "Connecticut Yankee and Pudd'nhead Wilson". This book: investigates the tension between the real-life person, Samuel Clemens, and the fictional person, Mark Twain; provides an original reading of Twain's obsession with performance and popularity; analyzes the significance of Twain's books for American culture and identity; and, is illustrated with images from first editions of Twain's works. A short appendix directs readers to the author's award-winning website on 'Mark Twain in his Times'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631234746
ISBN-10: 0631234748
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 11mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Railton

Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include Fenimore Cooper: A Study of his Imagination (1978) and Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance (1991). He is the creator of two major websites on Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture and Mark Twain in His Times.

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