(urth) Wolfe: Misogynist Or Realist?

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Wed Oct 18 20:17:43 PDT 2006

Fred Kiesche wrote:
> As for Mr. Twain, he lived in a different era. He may
> have reflected some of the attributes of that era.
> However, I cannot think of somebody who wrote such a
> wonderful book as "Huckleberry Finn" with such a
> wonderfully sympathetic character as Jim, as a true
> racist.

Twain had no problem with black people; he paid for more than one to 
attend college, among other philanthropies. However, he had little use 
for Indians, other than as the unsympathetic villain, Injun Joe in _The 
Adventures of Tom Sawyer_.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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