Among essayists included are literary figures such as T.S. Eliot and Twain scholars Walter Blair, Leo Marx, and James Cox. Champion provides an introductory overview on the range and issues of critical response, a feature on adaptations, and a bibliography of additional scholarship.
A collection of newspaper articles, book reviews, and scholarly essays about Twain's 1885, now classic novel, from its publication to the present. Some of Twain's responses to the responses are also included, among the liveliest, his reaction to the Connecticut Library Committee's banning of the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)