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Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn by Stuart Hutchinson

Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn

Part of the Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series


Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn by Stuart Hutchinson

In this Readers' Guide, Stuart Hutchinson analyses the most significant writings on Twain's great works. Moving from a discussion of the novels' early reception, the Guide explores late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century criticism by T.S. Eliot, Van Wyck Brooks, Bernard De Voto, Booker T. Washington and Ralph Ellison. In its final section, the book provides students with important material on the contemporary debates on race and gender in the novels, so that new perspectives on Twain's place in American literature may be fully understood.


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About the Author

STUART HUTCHINSON is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 1998


Stuart Hutchinson

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Palgrave Macmillan


158 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Literary studies: from c 1900 -



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