The Critical Response to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn
Early resonse; Mark Twain in a dilemma - a victim of a joke he thinks the most unkindest cut of all; Estes and Lauriat Lawsuit; the Concord library Committee's banning of "Huckleberry Finn"; the adventures of Huckleberry Finn attributed to William Ernest Henley; "Huckleberry Finn", Brander Matthews; "Huckleberry Finn"; modern comic literature attributed to Andrew Lang; Mark Twain, Thomas Sergeant Perry; criticism 1930-1959; "Huckleberry Finn" is fifty years old, yes; but is he respectable?, Asa Don Dickinson; books in general, Leslie Fiedler; introduction by T.S. Eliot; Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn, Leo Marx; criticism 1960-1985; a sound heart and a deformed conscience, Henry Nash Smith; the raft episode in Huckleberry Finn, Peter G. Beidler; the form of freedom in adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Alan Trachtenberg; the paradox of liberation in Huckleberry Finn, Neil Schmitz; was Huckleberry Finn written?, Walter Blair; the dialects in Huckleberry Finn, David Carkeet; Mark Twain, Huck Finn, and Jacob Blivens - gilt-edged, tree-calf morality in the adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Harold H. Kolb, Jr; the making of a humorist - the narrative strategy of Huckleberry Finn, Barry A. Marks; Huckleberry Finn is a moral story, Robert Nadeau; Huck finn is offensive, John H. Wallace; "Sivilising" Huck Finn, Roger Sutton; Reagan and Huck Finn - the Twain meet - the president defends the values of an American classic, Lawrence Feinberg; Huckleberry Finn - literature or racist trash?; centennial celebration; Huck Finn - 100 years of Drun fool problem, Lou Willett Stanek; Huck at 100, Leo Marx; further adventures of Huckleberry Finn, David Heim; a hard book to take, James M. Cox; contemporary criticism; run, nigger, run, Harold Beaver; the recomposition of adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Forrest G. Robinson; adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Quirk; Mark Twain and the fires of controversy - teaching racially-sensitive literature - or, "Say that "N" word and out you go, Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua; critical views on adaptations of Huckleberry Finn, Laurie Champion; selected additional readings.
Among essayists included are literary figures such as T.S. Eliot and Twain scholars Walter Blair, Leo Marx, and James Cox. Champion provides an