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New Essays on 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'

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ISBN-10: 052131836X

ISBN-13: 9780521318365

Edition: 1985

Authors: Louis J. Budd

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Peter Messent is Professor of Modern American Literature at Nottingham University. He is the author of "The Short Works of Mark Twain: A Critical Study" (2001), "Mark Twain" (1997), "Ernest Hemingway" (1992), and "New Readings of the American Novel: Narrative Theory and its Application" (1990), and editor of "Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Nov"el (1997).Louis J. Budd is James B. Duke Professor (Emeritus) of American Literature at Duke University, where he taught American Literature from 1981 to 1991. He is the author of "Mark Twain: Social Philosopher" (reissued 2001) and "Our Mark Twain: The Making of his Public Personality" (1983) and the editor of "Mark Twain: The…    

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'An art so high': style in Adventures of Huckleberry
'Nobody but our gang warn't around': the authority of language in Huckleberry
Reading Huckleberry Finn: the rhetoric of performed ideology
Notes on contributors
Selected bibliography