From 1929 to the latest issue, American Literature has been the foremost journal expressing the findings of those who study our national literature. American Literature has published the best work of literary historians, critics, and bibliographers, ranging from the founders of discipline to the best current critics and researchers. The longevity of this excellence lends a special distinction to the articles in American Literature. Presented in order of their first appearance, the articles in each volume constitute a revealing record of developing insights and important shifts of critical emphasis. Each article has opened a fresh line of inquiry, established a fresh perspective on a familiar topic, or settled a question that engaged the interest of experts.
Series Introduction vii Science in the Thought of Mark Twain (1937) / Hyatt Howe Waggoner 1 Mark Twain's Indebtedness to John Phoenix (1941) / Gladys Carmen Bellamy 15 Mark Twain as Translator from the German (1941) / Dixon Wecter 31 Mark Twain's Lecture Tour of 1868-1869: "The American Vandal Abroad" (1955) / Fred W. Lorch 39 The Pilot and the Passenger: Landscape Conventions and the Style of Huckleberry Finn (1956) / Leo Marx 53 Mark Twain's Joan of Arc: The Child as Goddess (1959) / Albert E. Stone, Jr. 71 The Composition and Structure of Tom Sawyer (1961) / Hamlin L. Hill 91 The Sober Affirmation of Mark Twain's Hadleyburg (1962) / Clinton S. Burnhans, Jr. 105 Alias Macfarlane: A Revision of Mark Twain Biography (1966) / Paul Baender 115 Mark Twain's Later Dialogue: The 'Me' and the Machine (1970) / John S. Tuckey 127 Pudd'nhead Wilson: A Parable of Property (1970) / George M. Spangler 139 Mark Twain's Masks of Satan: The Final Phase (1973) / Stanley Brodwin 149 Mark Twain the Tourist: The Form of The Innocents Abroad (1977) / Bruce Michelson 171 The Meaning of A Connecticut Yankee (1978) / Everett Carter 185 The Lonesomeness of Huckleberry Finn (1981) / Paul Schacht 209 The Reprobate Elect in The Innocents Abroad (1982) / Robert Regan 223 Mark Twain: The Victorian of Southwestern Humor (1982) / Leland Krauth 241 How Mark Twain Survived Sam Clemens' Reformation (1983) / Jeffrey Steinbrink 259 Mark Twain and the Endangered Family (1985) / James Grove 277 Index 295