Mark Twain and the novel : the double-cross of authority / Lawrence Howe.
Mark Twain was an author both drawn to and suspicious of authority, and his novels reflect this tension. Marked by disruptions, repetitions and contradictions, they exemplify the ideological stand-off between the American ideal of individual freedom and the reality of social control. This book provi...
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ;