Introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd'nhead Wilson.
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 work: 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; 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'.
Table of Contents
List of Figures viii
1 Going East: Innocents Abroad 1 (17)
2 Going West: Roughing It 18 (14)
3 Going Home: Tom sawyer 32 (18)
4 Running Away: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 50 (25)
5 Lost in Time: A Connecticut Yankee in King 75 (21)
6 Looking for Refuge: Pudd'n head Wilson and 96 (20)
Appendix: "Mark Twain in His Times": An 116 (4)
Notes 120 (8)