By Mark Twain

There isn't any restrict to Mark Twain's artistic genius, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has to be reported the main a laugh e-book he has written in years. the easiest evidence of Twain's variety and originality is located during this e-book, within which the reader's curiosity is so strongly enlisted within the fortunes of 2 boys and a runaway slave that he follows their adventures with willing interest, even if his logic tells him that the incidents are as absurd as they're magnificent. Huckleberry Finn is a travel de strength, during which the main not likely fabrics are transmuted right into a paintings of literary artwork. —The San Francisco Chronicle, 15 March 15, 1885

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Frank Baum (1856–1919) were more popular. ” Less well known today but very popular in their time were his stories of lost lands, the inner earth, and his Mars, Venus, and Moon stories. His first published novel, A Princess of Mars (1912), was followed by some sixty other sci-fi and fantasy works. ” Beginning with Chivalry (1907), Cabell produced some eighteen volumes in the series, collecting them in 1927–30. Gothic romances of physical terror, psychological horror, and supernaturalist mystery also continued to be popular.

For the American writer, actual existence means the benign American experience. Howells’s further divergence from the theoretical stance of nonjudgmental objectivity is most obvious in his famous (and infamous) pronouncement in Chapter 24 of the 1891 Criticism and Fiction: the American realist writer should not write of things that would be offensive to young women of high moral character or innocence. To understand this attitude properly, however, we need to understand the large transatlantic context in which his remarks were made.

But Frank Norris saw Zola’s naturalism as directly related to Balzac’s realism. Edith Wharton said she was imitating Balzac in the framing of her naturalist-realist novella, Ethan Frome. In 1905, Henry James published two lectures in a volume called the Lesson of Balzac, in which he said of the later nineteenth-century realists that all the major European and American writers, including himself, were indebted to Balzac. ”9 British moral realism: George Eliot’s subjective mirror In the long debate over artistic realism, Aristotle’s theory of mimesis has been central.

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