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Author Levy, Andrew, 1962- author.

Title Huck Finn's America : Mark Twain and the era that shaped his masterpiece / Andrew Levy.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  813.4 TWA    AVAILABLE
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Description 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-327) and index.
Contents A new kind of entertainment -- Shiftless, lazy and dadblasted tired -- Strange animals, to change their clothes so ofen -- An appeal in behalf of extending the suffrage to boys -- Boy no. 2 -- The trouble begins -- Twins -- The freedman's case -- Huckleberry Capone.
Summary A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of Huckleberry Finn, which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America’s favorite icon of childhood.
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Political and social views.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Literature and society -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781439186961 (hardcover)
1439186960
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