Criticism Of Mark Twain

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MARK TWAIN’S MESMERISING MISSISSIPPI
Dr. RALLAPALLI HYDERALI,
Head, Dept. of English,
S.T.S.N. Govt. UG & PG College,
Kadiri, Ananthapuramu District, A.P., hyderrallapalli@gmail.com Samuel Longhorn Clemens is not so well known to the world as the beloved Mark Twain, author of such American classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Innocents Abroad, The Prince and The Pauper, Life on the Mississippi and so on. Twain as a boy, young pilot and as a writer has spent his greater part of life on the river Mississippi. The river enthralled and mesmerized Mark Twain to the extent, that he even has got his pen name from the river depth measuring terminology. People all over the world love and revere him as the greatest american novelist, but this great man adores the river like anything. This phenomena can be seen in many of his novels travelogues and short stories. In his master piece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the river is endowed with all the faculties of a powerful character. This fat has been beautifully observed by Mrs. Mary, S. David as “one who peruses the novel feels that it would not be quite wrong to say that the Mississippi river is one of the major character of the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”1 Mark Twain wrote his, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as a mere sequel to his beloved work “Adventures of Tom sawyer”, and always maintained that it was not quite as good as the first novel. But
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