"A GOLD MINE FOR SCHOLARS."
The New York Times
Now, in this extraordinary literary discovery, 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.
The changes that Mark Twain made indicate that he frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational work than the book he finally published. Even in its smallest variations, the original manuscript demonstrates the skill, the restraint, and the constraints that affected Mark Twain's thinking. This edition, then, not only presents the Huckleberry Finn that has delighted and provoked readers everywhere for more than a century, but also brings forward the original book behind the book.
A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition of an American classic is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate of "what Mark 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
"Thoughtfully respects Twain's intentions."
*Gary Lee Stronum
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
With a foreword and addendum by Victor Doyno
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Wild child Huck has to get away. His violent drunk of a father is back in town again, raising Cain. He won't rest until he has Huck's money. So the enterprising boy fakes his own death and sets out in search of adventure and freedom.
Teaming up with Jim, an escaped slave with a price on his head, the two fugitives go on the run, travelling down the wide Mississippi River. But Huck finds himself wrestling with his conscience. Should he save Jim, or turn his friend over to a terrible fate?
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, 1985. Encuadernacion original. Book Condition: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. TWAIN, MARK THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PETER COVENEY. , 1985, 394 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Bookseller Inventory # 1405