The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and Content
by Joe B. Fulton
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press 2006
Number of pages: 242
With his distinctive comic genius, Twain entered the religious dialogue of his time, employing the genres of belief as his vehicle for criticizing church and society. Twain's burlesques of religious form and content reveal a writer fully engaged with the religious ferment of his day.
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