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The Resource Mark Twain & the community, Thomas Blues

Mark Twain & the community, Thomas Blues

Label
Mark Twain & the community
Title
Mark Twain & the community
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Blues
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his career Mark Twain viewed the relations between the individual and his community with mixed feelings, and this book explores both the ambiguities of Twain's attitude and their effect upon his fiction. In the earlier novels -- most notably The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn -- the protagonist enjoys a dual position -- at liberty to follow his own inclinations while retaining his conventional place as a respected member of the community -- and the resolutions of these works are built upon this duality. Facing realities which the earlier fiction evaded, Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court found himself in a dilemma that he was unable to resolve: the community was no longer seen as a moral refuge and, most importantly, the individual was no longer seen as superior to the community standards against which he revolted. Thomas Blues contends that Twain's failure to reconcile this opposition largely accounts for the bitter, cynical fiction at the close of his career, and through use of the individual-community relationship he offers here fresh interpretations of Twain's most widely read novels
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Blues, Thomas,
Dewey number
813.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Literature and society
  • Community life in literature
Label
Mark Twain & the community, Thomas Blues
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A University of Kentucky study."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn900345131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813162157
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900345131
Label
Mark Twain & the community, Thomas Blues
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A University of Kentucky study."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn900345131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813162157
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900345131

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