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AuthorMcKeithan, D. M. author
TitleCourt Trials in Mark Twain and other Essays [electronic resource] / by D. M. McKeithan
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1958
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The major section of this volume, dealing with court trials in Mark Twain, is here published for the first time with the of the discussion of the trial of Silas Phelps. The exception account of this trial and the essay entitled "The Source of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detective" were originally published toยญ gether as "Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detective" in Studia Neophilologica in 1953 (XXV, 161-179). In this section I tried to retain at least a little of the quality of Twain in retelling the stories and on this basis alone it should be judged. The other essays appeared, respectively, in the Philological Quarterly for October, 1953 (XXXII, 353-365), the Tennessee Historical Quarterly for September, 1952 (XI, 246-253), the Southern Folklore Quarterly for December, 1953 (XVII, 241-243), the Philological Quarterly for July, 1948 (XXVII, 276-279), Modern Language Notes for April, 1948 (LXIII, 221-228), and the University of Texas Studies in English for 1949 (XXVIII, 2 0 257- 7 )


Court Trials in Mark Twain -- I. Introduction -- II. The Trial of Laura Hawkins in The Gilded Age -- III. The Trial of Muff Potter in Tom Sawyer -- IV. The Trial of Luigi Capello in Puddโ{128}{153}nhead Wilson -- V. The Trial of Joan of Arc in Joan of Arc -- VI. The Trial of Silas Phelps in Tom Sawyer, Detective -- VII. The Trial of Father Peter in The Mysterious Stranger -- Other Essays -- VIII. Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s Letters of Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass -- IX. Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s Story of the Bull and the Bees -- X. Bull Rides Described byโ{128}{153} scrogginsโ{128}{153}, G. W. Harris, and Mark Twain -- XI. The Occasion of Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s Speech On Foreign Critics -- XII. More About Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s War with English Critics of America -- XIII. Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s Tom Sawyer Abroad and Jules Verneโ{128}{153}s Five Weeks in a Balloon -- XIV. The Source of Mark Twainโ{128}{153}s Tom Sawyer, Detective

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