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Title: Satanic Mr. Twain
Author: Lankford, Adam
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 76045 bytes46492 bytes
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: Makes the argument that Mark Twain was Satan, the Devil himself. Focuses on clues from Twain's manuscript "The Chronicles of Young Satan," upon which his final work, "The Mysterious Stranger," was primarily based. Highlights the undeniable links between Twain and the manuscript's character of Satan, along with Twain's acknowledgement that his story functions as a tool which leads readers to corruption and despair.
Subject: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Subject: Devil in literature
Access Restrictions: Open Access
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