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Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Driscoll, Kerry

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Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer's evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketc...hes, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials-including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens's personal library-Driscoll charts the development of the writer's ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the various geographic and social milieus of communities he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford's Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens's 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain's shorter works.
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ISBN 9780520310742
Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780520310742
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Driscoll, Kerry
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 818.409
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Indians in literature, Indians of North America - Social conditions - 19th century, Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions - 19th century, Maori New Zealand people - Social conditions - 19th century, West US - In literature
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly