Summary: In addition to the entire text of what some consider the quintessential American novel, this comprehensive volume features materials that help place the novel in perspective with its time and place. Contexts includes essays on the composition of the novel, the people and history of the Upper Mississippi Valley, slavery, and the critical reception of the novel upon its publication. Readings includes Henry Nash Smiths introduction to the 1958 Riverside Edition of the n ...show moreovel, as well as critical essays. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00
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