Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel
Trites argues that Twain and Alcott wrote on similar topics because they were so deeply affected by the Civil War, by cataclysmic emotional and financial losses in their families, by their cultural immersion in the tenets of Protestant philosophy, and by sexual tensions that may have stimulated their interest in writing for adolescents, Trites demonstrates how the authors...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University Of Iowa Press
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