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New Essays on 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'


Part of The American Novel

Louis J. Budd, Michael Davitt Bell, Janet Holmgren McKay, Lee Clark Mitchell, Steven Mailloux
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  • Date Published: March 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521318365

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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 topical impact.

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    • Date Published: March 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521318365
    • length: 148 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.193kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Louis J. Budd
    2. Mark Twain, 'Realism' and Huckleberry Finn Michael Davitt Bell
    3. 'An art so high': style in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Janet Holmgren McKay
    4. 'Nobody but our gang warn't around': the authority of language in Huckleberry Finn Lee Clark Mitchell
    5. Reading Huckleberry Finn: the rhetoric of performed ideology Steven Mailloux
    Notes on contributors
    Selected bibliography.

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    Louis J. Budd


    Louis J. Budd, Michael Davitt Bell, Janet Holmgren McKay, Lee Clark Mitchell, Steven Mailloux

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