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Title:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Ballantine Books mass market edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ivy Books : Ballantine Books, 1997.

©1996
Physical Description:
355 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles ; 18 cm
General Note:
Previously published: New York : Random House, 1996.
Language:
English
Local Note:
Gift of Melissa Ackerman.
ISBN:
9780804115711
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"A GOLD MINE FOR SCHOLARS."

*Deidre Carmody

The New York Times



Now, in this extraordinary literary uncovering, the original first half of Mark Twain's American masterpiece is available for the first time ever to a general readership. Lost for more than a century, the passages reinstated in this edition reveal a novel even more controversial than the version Twain published in 1885 and provide an invaluable insight into his creative process. A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition of an American classic is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate of "what Twain really meant."



"[A] MASTERLY RESTORATION . . . I wish this new version of Huckleberry Finn would be distributed to all the nation's classrooms as the basic text and lead to a badly needed reconsideration of the questions it raises."

*James A. McPherson

Chicago Tribune



"THOUGHTFULLY RESPECTS TWAIN'S INTENTIONS."

*Gary Lee Stonum

The Cleveland Plain Dealer



With a Foreword and Addendum by Victor Doyno


Author Notes

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

From the Trade Paperback edition. Excerpted from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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