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Huck Finn"s America

Andrew Levy

Huck Finn"s America

Mark Twain and the era that shaped his masterpiece

by Andrew Levy

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political and social views,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • National characteristics, American, in literature,
  • Literature and society,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-327) and index.

    StatementAndrew Levy
    The Physical Object
    Pagination342 pages
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27170106M
    ISBN 101439186960
    ISBN 109781439186961
    OCLC/WorldCa900332596, 816512672

    Huckleberry "Huck" Finn is a fictional character created by Mark Twain who first appeared in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer () and is the protagonist and narrator of its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (). He is 12 or 13 years old during the former and a year older ("thirteen or fourteen or along there", Chapter 17) at the time of the latter. Although Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the late nineteenth century, he set his novel decades earlier when slavery was still legal, making his book an extended exploration of the morality of one person owning another human being. Slavery in the American South was a brutal institution involving the physical and psychological domination of black people who had been.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, first published in America in January , has always been in ing to Ernest Hemingway, it was the "one book" from which "all modern American literature" came, and contemporary critics and scholars have . Yet Huck Finn has been in trouble almost continuously since the day it was first published in America in The Concord Public Library in Massachusetts immediately banned it as "the veriest.

      Levy is not engaged in only literary theory, but also in history and biography: Much of Huck Finn's America is taken up with tracing Twain's book tour, .   Benjamin Markovits revisits The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the light of recent tensions Benjamin Markovits Sat 1 Aug EDT Last modified on Thu 22 Feb ESTAuthor: Benjamin Markovits.


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Huck Finn was, and remains, “an amazing, troubling book,” as novelist Toni Morrison tells us; an “idol and target,” as critic Jonathan Arac writes. Predictably, our regard for the book is even more two-sided than that summary ed on: Janu   Huck Finn's America is a nonfictional account of Huck Finns America book social and political climate that influenced Mark Twain as he wrote Huck Finn.

Levy suggests that the childhood classic was written not only to address the issue of race, but also as a commentary on raucous teenage boys/5. In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades.

Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is : Simon & Schuster. This work is a cultural biography of Twain in his era, one that shows how Huck Finn is the great book about American forgetfulness, and how our misjudgments of the book's.

The biographical focus of Huck Finn’s America is on the “Twins of Genius” tour by Twain and the Louisiana writer George Washington Cable inwhich Levy nominates for the honor of “most singular, most successful book tour ever.” Both Cable and Twain performed acts of ethnic, racial, and class ventriloquism — Irish and Creole, including slave songs, in Cable’s case, and German and.

In “Huck Finn’s America,” a capacious, companionable study of the novel, some 20 years in the making, Andrew Levy allows that, “One doesn’t say anything new about Huck Finn —. In “Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece,” Andrew Levy, a professor of English at Butler University, argues that Twain’s controversial novel not only bears.

Though Twain saw Huck’s story as a kind of sequel to his earlier book, the new novel was far more serious, focusing on the institution of slavery and other aspects of life in the antebellum South.

In these senses, the ending of Huck Finn channels the founding mythology of American freedom. What remains ambiguous, however, is whether the novel’s ending celebrates or critiques the American tenets of freedom and individualism.

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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.

In Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have been misunderstanding Huckleberry Finn for decades/5(). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is widely considered one of the greatest American novels ever written, published in the U.K.

inand the U.S. in It follows upon Mark Twain's earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (). This book inspired controversy with its rich local color and often scathing examinations of racism, and.

HUCKLEBERRY FINN Scene: The Mississippi Valley Time: Forty to fifty years ago Y ou don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter.

That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. "Huck Finn's America" by Andrew Levy explores the history of Mark Twain's controversial novel and the era in which it was : Tom Moran.

Huck isn’t who you think he is. Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been the signature American novel about race for so long that many assume that it’s always been a book about race.

That perception, Andrew Levy explains in his provocative and well-researched study of. Huckleberry Finn and America Mark Twain 's masterpiece was his novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," a story of life and friendship, racism and hypocrisy along the Mississippi River in.

This attitude is so prevalent that one is shocked to see a book as ambitious in subject and depth as Andrew Levy’s Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain. I think that Huck Finn will remain on the banned books list because it will remain a burr under the saddle of so many people — because it goes to the heart of what still bothers us to this : American Experience.

Huck Finn's America Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece (Book): Levy, Andrew: 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.

In Huck Finn?s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how. HUCK FINN’S AMERICA offers a fresh and provocative new interpretation of the book. Andrew Levy’s argument is that most students and critics miss one of its important themes. In addition to focusing on the story as a childhood adventure novel or as a serious tome about race relations, Levy adds to the mix the theme that the book is a dark.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel set in the late eighteen hundreds hundreds and is considered by many the quintessential American novel.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a highly controversial book with many supporters and many hecklers. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in Twain's novel, a hilarious, rollicking adventure story, is widely considered one of the greatest American novels ever : Esther Lombardi.