Chapter 2. Mark Twain and Human Nature

  1. Peter Messent and
  2. Louis J. Budd
  1. Tom Quirk

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch2

A Companion to Mark Twain

A Companion to Mark Twain

How to Cite

Quirk, T. (2005) Mark Twain and Human Nature, in A Companion to Mark Twain (eds P. Messent and L. J. Budd), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123792

Online ISBN: 9780470996874

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Keywords:

  • human nature;
  • judicial review;
  • moralist;
  • feudal aristocracy;
  • damned human race

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Twain's Developing Ideas about Human Nature

  • Twain as Humorist, Moralist, and Sage

  • Twain as Determinist

  • Twain's Final Thoughts on the Damned Human Race