Mark Twain's escape from time : a study of patterns and images
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This study traces, through paterns of images, the development of Mark Twain's first-person narrative personae and examines the alienation from the zeitgeist both in the work and in his life. It looks at the ways this alienation was resolved through his imagery, conjecture, and imagination
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Part. I. The alienated narrator and the imagery of respite. Joan of Arc : the Sieur Louis de Conte ; "No. 44, The mysterious stranger" : August Feldner ; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court : Hank Morgan ; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Huck Finn -- Part. II. The imagery of contentment. Water and space : the imagery of release ; Childhood : the imagery of unity ; Women : the imagery of protection -- Conclusion. The imagination of escape.