"Don't you reckon that the people that made the books knows
what's the correct thing . . .? Do you reckon you can learn 'em anything?"
                  -- Tom Sawyer in Huck Finn


Our Reviews (2004)

  • Jonathan Arac, "Huckleberry Finn" as Idol and Target
          Reviewed by Rob Vaughan


  • Richard Bridgman, Traveling in Mark Twain.
          Reviewed by Meredith Brebner


  • Gregg Camfield, Sentimental Twain: Samuel Clemens in the Maze of Moral Philosophy.
          Reviewed by Samantha Wolf


  • Guy A. Cardwell, The Man Who Was Mark Twain: Images and Ideologies.
          Reviewed by Mythili Rao


  • Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua, The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn.
          Reviewed by Chris McClellan


  • James Cox, Mark Twain: The Fate of Humor.
          Reviewed by Kristin Brown


  • Bernard DeVoto, Mark Twain's America.
          Reviewed by Jack Albers


  • Victor A. Doyno, Writing "Huck Finn": Mark Twain's Creative Process.
          Reviewed by Chris Graffeo


  • Paul Fatout, Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit.
          Reviewed by Chris Wilson


  • Susan Gillman, Dark Twins: Imposture and Identity in Mark Twain's America.
          Reviewed by Tom Albert


  • Hamlin Hill, Mark Twain: God's Fool.
          Reviewed by Walt McGough


  • Andrew Hoffman, Inventing Mark Twain: The Lives of Samuel L. Clemens.
          Reviewed by Ross Baird


  • Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain.
          Reviewed by Daniel Hardwick


  • James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney and Thadious M. Davis, eds. Satire or Evasion? Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn.
          Reviewed by Josh Goodman


  • Arthur G. Petit, Mark Twain and the South.
          Reviewed by Sam Wilson


  • Forrest G. Robinson, In Bad Faith: The Dynamics of Deception in Mark Twain's America.
          Reviewed by Gray Huffman


  • David E. E. Sloane, Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian.
          Reviewed by Andy Pratt


  • Henry Nash Smith, Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer.
          Reviewed by Jon Breece


  • Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncon. Mark Twain (based on a documentary film directed by Ken Burns).
          Reviewed by Sheri Hiter


  • Resa Willis, Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him.
          Reviewed by Kathleen Kiernan






  • Reviews from 2002 Seminar

  • Walter Blair, Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn.
              Reviewed by Carolyn Pruitt


  • Gregg Camfield, Sentimental Twain: Samuel Clemens in the Maze of Moral Philosophy
              Reviewed by Adam Segaller


  • Guy Cardwell, The Man Who Was Man Twain
              Reviewed by Laura Leonard


  • Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua, The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn.
              Reviewed by Kathleen Swan


  • Victor A. Doyno, Writing "Huck Finn": Mark Twain's Creative Process.
              Reviewed by Ginny Hartmann


  • Susan K. Harris, The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain.
              Reviewed by Maria Rose


  • William Dean Howells, My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms.
              Reviewed by Palavi Guniganti


  • Randall K. Knoper, Acting Naturally: Mark Twain in the Culture of Performance.
              Reviewed by Dawn Bell


  • Leonard, Tenney and Davis, eds. Satire or Evasion? Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn.
              Reviewed by James Tysse


  • Fred W. Lorch, The Trouble Begins at Eight: Mark Twain's Lecture Tours.
              Reviewed by Sean Driscoll


  • Kenneth S. Lynn, Mark Twain and Southwest Humor.
              Reviewed by David Gorson


  • Elaine Mensh, Black, White and Huckleberry Finn: Re-Imagining the American Dream.
              Reviewed by Sarah Smith


  • Arthur G. Petit, Mark Twain and the South.
              Reviewed by Aaron Butt


  • Janet A. Rich, The Dream of Riches and the Dream of Art.
              Reviewed by Laurie Gay


  • Forrest G. Robinson, In Bad Faith: The Dynamics of Deception in Mark Twain's America.
              Reviewed by Jbeau Lewis


  • David R. Sewell, Mark Twain's Languages: Discourse, Dialogue, and Linguistic Variety.
              Reviewed by Lauren Duffy


  • Laura Skandera-Trombley, Mark Twain in the Company of Women.
              Reviewed by Katie Kim Weidman


  • Peter Stoneley, Mark Twain and the Feminine Aesthetic.
              Reviewed by Emily Gorman


  • Dixon Wecter, Sam Clemens of Hannibal.
              Reviewed by Stephen Vandenhoff


  • Resa Willis, Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him.
              Reviewed by Haskell Harris






  • Reviews from 2000 Seminar

  • Louis Budd, Our Mark Twain
              Reviewed by Ben Guider


  • Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua, The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn
              Reviewed by Erin Nagle


  • Bernard De Voto, Mark Twain's America
              Reviewed by David Ward


  • Victor Doyno, Writing Huck Finn: Mark Twain's Creative Process
              Reviewed by Caine O'Rear


  • Emerson Everett, The Authentic Mark Twain: A Literary Biography
              Reviewed by Kathy Griffin


  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Lighting Out for the Territory
              Reviewed by Karen Nabholz


  • Hamlin Hill, Mark Twain: God's Fool
              Reviewed by Chris Freeman


  • Nigey Lennon, The Sagebrush Bohemian: Mark Twain in California
              Reviewed by Dan Freed


  • Richard S. Lowry, "Littery Man": Mark Twain and Modern Authorship
              Reviewed by John Sherman


  • Elaine and Harry Mensh, Black, White and Huck Finn: Re-Imagining the American Dream
              Reviewed by Charles Stopher


  • David R. Sewell, Mark Twain's Languages: Discourse, Dialogue and Linguistic Variety
              Reviewed by Kellan Harne


  • Henry Nash Smith, Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer
              Reviewed by Alex Nading