Mark Twain is a critical determine in nineteenth-century American literature, and his novels are one of the best-known and usually studied texts within the box. This transparent and incisive advent presents a biography of the writer and situates his works within the ancient and cultural context of his instances. Peter Messent provides available yet penetrating readings of the best-known writings together with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He can pay specific awareness to the best way Twain's humour works and the way it underpins his prose sort. the ultimate bankruptcy offers up to date research of the hot serious reception of Twain's writing, and summarises the contentious and significant debates approximately his literary and cultural place. The consultant to additional analyzing can help those that desire to expand their learn and significant paintings at the writer. This publication should be of remarkable price to somebody coming to Twain for the 1st time.
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