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The Escape Motif in the American Novel

Mark Twain to Richard Wright

Sam Bluefarb

Frontmatter, Preface, and Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Some Backgrounds and Implications of the Escape Motif
2. Huckleberry Finn: Escape from Conscience and the Discovery of the Heart
3. Theron Ware: The Fall from Innocence and the Escape from Guilt
4. George Willard: Death and Resurrection
5. John Andrews: Flight from the Machine
6. Frederic Henry: The Run for Life
7. The Joads: Flight into the Social Soul
8. Jake Blount: Escape as Dead End
9. Bigger Thomas: Escape into the Labyrinth
10. Flight: Some Conclusions

Appendix and Index

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