Mark Twain: Selected Criticism

Bibliography Prepared by Sarah Hagelin and Jennifer Hughes


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  • Anonymous, "Huckleberry Finn in Concord," in The New York Herald March 18, 1885: 6.


  • Arac, Jonathan, "Nationalism, Hypercanonization, and Huckleberry Finn," in boundary 2 19:1 (1992): 14-33.


  • Briden, Earl, "Kemble's 'Specialty': The Pictorial Countertext of Huckleberry Finn," in The Mark Twain Journal 26:2 (1988): 2-14.


  • Bridges, Robert, "Mark Twain's Blood Curdling Humor," in Life V (February 26, 1885).


  • Camfield, Gregg, "Sentimental Liberalism and the Problem of Race in Huckleberry Finn," in Nineteenth-Century Literature 46:1 (1991): 96-113.


  • Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn,The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn(Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1998).


  • Doyno, Victor, Writing Huck Finn: Mark Twain's Creative Process(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991).


  • Ellison, Ralph, "Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke," in Partisan Review 25 (Spring 1958): 212-222.


  • Fetterly, Judith, "Disenchantment: Tom Sawyer in Huckleberry Finn," in PMLA 87:1 (1972): 69-74.


  • Fiedler, Leslie, "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey!," in Partisan Review 25 (June 1948): 664-671.


  • Fishkin, Shelley Fisher, Was Huck Black?: Mark Twain and African-American Voices (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).


  • Graff, Gerald, and James Phelan, eds. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Controversy (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1995).


  • Hoffman, Daniel G. "Jim's Magic: Black or White?" in American Literature 32 (March 1960): 47-54.


  • Kolb, Harold, "Mere Humor and Moral Humor: Example of Mark Twain," in American Literary History 19:1 (1986): 52-64.


  • Leary, Lewis, A Casebook on Mark Twain's Wound (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1962).


  • Leonard, James S., Thomas A. Tenney, and Thadious Davis, eds. Satire or Evasion?: Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992).


  • Marx, Leo, "Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn," in American Scholar 22 (Autumn 1953): 423-440.


  • Matthews, Brander, "Review: Huckleberry Finn," in Saturday Review 59 (January 31, 1885).


  • Opdahl, Keith, "Child-Adult Relations in Huck Finn," in Modern Fiction Studies 25:4 (1979-80): 613-624.


  • Quirk, Tom, Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn: Essays on a Book, a Boy, and a Man (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993).


  • Robinson, Forrest, "The Characterization of Jim in Huckleberry Finn," in Nineteenth-Century Literature 43:3 (1988): 361-391.


  • Smith, Henry Nash, Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer (Cambridge: Belknay Press of Harvard Univeristy Press, 1962).


  • * Walker, Nancy, "Women and Virtue in Huckleberry Finn," in One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn: The Boy, His Book, and American Culture: Centennial Essays (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1985): 171-185.