Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : complete text with introduction, historical contexts, critical essays /

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Main Author: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Other Authors: Harris, Susan K., 1945-
Van Clief-Stefanon, Lyrae.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2000.
Series:New Riverside editions
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Main Author:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Summary:

In addition to the entire text of what some consider the quintessential American novel, this comprehensive volume features materials that help place the novel in perspective with its time and place. "Contexts" includes essays on the composition of the novel, the people and history of the Upper Mississippi Valley, slavery, and the critical reception of the novel upon its publication. "Readings" includes Henry Nash Smith's introduction to the 1958 Riverside Edition of the novel, as well as critical essays.

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Physical Description:viii, 392 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-392).
ISBN:039598078X (paper)
Author Notes:

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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