The Critical Response to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

Synopsis

The Critical Response to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn contains articles, reviews, and scholarly essays spanning the period from the original publication of the novel in 1885 to the present. The collection reflects the major literary trends and issues of response to the book--such as persistent attempts to ban it, literary criticism concerning its ending, and many thematic interpretations. Among essayists included are literary figures such as T. S. Eliot and Twain scholars Walter Blair, Leo Marx, and James Cox. Champion provides an introductory overview on the range and issues of critical response, a feature on adaptations of Huckleberry Finn, and a bibliography of additional scholarship.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Asa Don Dickinson
  • V. S. Pritchett
  • Leslie Fiedler
  • Peter G. Beidler
  • Alan Trachtenberg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991