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ENGL4721 MARRS, CODY MWF 2 :30 PM 0250


Although Mark Twain is most well known for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), he had a long and prolific career that spanned nearly half a century. This course explores the full range of Twain’s fiction and non-fiction, approaching him as a writer, artist, and philosopher. We will explore how his style and ideas evolved throughout his life, and we will consider how his works reflect on a range of questions about language, history, and human nature.


No exams. Students will write three essays about Twain's works.


Twain, Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, Volumes 1 and 2 (Library of America)

Twain, Historical Romances (Library of America)

Twain, Huckleberry Finn (University of California Press)

Twain, Life on the Mississippi (Modern Library)

Twain, The Mysterious Stranger (University of California Press)

Twain, Letters from the Earth (Perennial Classics)