A Companion to Mark Twain (Blackwell Companions to by Peter Messent,Louis J. Budd

By Peter Messent,Louis J. Budd

This broad-ranging better half brings jointly revered American and eu critics and a few up-and-coming students to supply an outline of Twain, his heritage, his writings, and his position in American literary history.

  • One of the main broad-ranging volumes to seem on Mark Twain in contemporary years
  • Brings jointly revered Twain critics and a few more youthful students within the box to supply an outline of this relevant determine in American literature
  • Places particular emphasis at the ways that Twain's works stay either appropriate and demanding for a twenty-first century audience
  • A concluding essay evaluates the altering panorama of Twain criticism

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