New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Book - 1985
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the publishing history and contemporary reception of the novel and discusses Huckleberry Finn's style, language, and rhetoric

Cambridge Univ Pr
The essays in this volume represent a wide range of approaches to one of the most popular of all American novels. Michael Bell re-examines the crucial issue of romanticism versus realism in the book. Janet McKay discusses the linguistic subtleties of the novel, showing the social implications inherent in Twain's brilliant use of the vernacular. Lee Mitchell draws on post-structuralist theories to question Huck's own assumption that words themselves can represent the social world. Steven Mailloux combines sociopolitical perspectives and the methods of contemporary 'reader-response' analysis to identify how humour is generated in Huckleberry Finn and to enrich our understanding of the novel's topical impact.

Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985
ISBN: 9780521318365
Branch Call Number: 813x TWAIN NEW
Characteristics: viii, 136 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Budd, Louis J.
Alternative Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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