Mark Twain: A Short Introduction
November 2003, ©2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.
- Introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson.
- 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.
- Analyses the significance of Twain’s books for American culture and identity.
- 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’.