Mark Twain

A Short Introduction

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  • 0470779926
  • 9780631234739
  • 9780470779927
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’.
  • Wiley; April 2008
  • ISBN 9780470779927
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Mark Twain
  • Author: Stephen Railton
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0470779926
  • 9780631234739
  • 9780470779927

About The Author

Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include Fenimore Cooper: A Study of his Imagination (1978) and Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance (1991). He is the creator of two major websites on Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture and Mark Twain in His Times.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0470779926
  • 9780631234739
  • 9780470779927