ERIC Number: ED085715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
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Mark Twain: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.
Smith, Henry Nash, Ed.
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Henry Nash Smith, Van Wyck Brooks, Maurice Le Breton, Kenneth Lynn, Leo Marx, Walter Blair, Daniel G. Hoffman, W. H. Auden, James M. Cox, Leslie Fiedler, Bernard DeVoto, and Tony Tanner--all dealing with the biography and literary work of Mark Twain. Designed for use by both literary critics and secondary and college teachers of English, this work also is of value to undergraduate and graduate students of literature. Topics covered include Mark Twain's humor, "Tom Sawyer,""Huck and Oliver,""A Connecticut Yankee: The Machinery of Self-Preservation," and the despair of Mark Twain and Henry Adams over the lost America. A chronology of important dates in Twain's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and a brief review of bibliographical sources complete the volume. (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, English Instruction, Higher Education, Humor, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novels, Secondary Education, United States Literature
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($5.95 cloth, $1.95 paper)
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