Mark Twain is a valuable determine in nineteenth-century American literature, and his novels are one of the best-known and regularly studied texts within the box. This transparent and incisive advent presents a biography of the writer and situates his works within the old and cultural context of his occasions. Peter Messent offers available yet penetrating readings of the best-known writings together with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He will pay specific awareness to the best way Twain's humour works and the way it underpins his prose type. the ultimate bankruptcy presents up to date research of the new serious reception of Twain's writing, and summarises the contentious and demanding debates approximately his literary and cultural place. The advisor to additional analyzing can help those that desire to expand their study and demanding paintings at the writer. This booklet might be of remarkable price to an individual coming to Twain for the 1st time.
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