The TricksterBook - 2010
Examines the archetype of the trickster in works of literature ranging from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" to Homer's "Odyssey" and Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales."
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The trickster, whether in the form of a benign practical joker or a malevolent charlatan, has been a popular literary character for centuries. This volume examines the role of the trickster in works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Midsummer Night's Dream, On the Road, "The Wife of Bath's Tale," and many other works frequently studied by high school students.
Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.