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Literature and popular reading

Literature and popular reading - .Samuel LanghorneClemens,,...

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Literature and popular reading.  Realism was the central literary style in the works of American writers after the Civil War. Samuel  Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was the first major American writer  born west of the Appalachian Mountains. His most famous works —  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  (1876) and  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  (1884) — drew on his experiences of life in Missouri  and along the Mississippi River before the Civil War. Among Twain's contemporaries were William  Dean Howells and Henry James. Howells's  The Rise of Silas Lapham  (1885) portrays the newly rich  middle class and is among the earliest fictional accounts of an American businessman, while  James's  The Portrait of a Lady  (1881) examines a young American woman's experiences in the  European societies of England and Italy. Influenced by the deterministic aspects of Darwinism, 
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  • Fall '08
  • Marshall
  • Civil War., popular reading, major American writer, War. Samuel   Langhorne, Henry James. Howells, central literary style

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