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By Paula Harrington,Ronald Jenn

Blending cultural background, biography, and literary feedback, this ebook explores how one in every of America's maximum icons used the French to assist construct a brand new feel of what it really is to be “American” within the moment 1/2 the 19th century.

While critics have ordinarily pushed aside Mark Twain’s courting with France as opposed, Harrington and Jenn see Twain’s use of the French as a foil to assist build his identification as “the consultant American.” analyzing new fabrics that element his Montmatre research, the carte de visite album, and a chronology of his visits to France, the booklet deals shut readings of writings which were mostly neglected, similar to The Innocents Adrift manuscript and the unpublished chapters of A Tramp Abroad, combining literary research, socio-historical context and biographical research.

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