A Companion to Mark Twain

A Companion to Mark Twain

Editor(s): Peter Messent, Louis J. Budd

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405123792

Online ISBN: 9780470996874

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996874

About this Book

This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history.

  • One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years.
  • Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature.
  • Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience.
  • A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Cultural Context

  2. Part II: Mark Twain and Others

  3. Part III: Mark Twain - Publishing and Performing

  4. Part IV: Mark Twain and Travel

  5. Part V: Mark Twain's Fiction

  6. Part VI: Mark Twain's Humor

  7. Part VII: A Retrospective

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