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The nineteenth-century American humorist's classic work of a boy's exploits while traveling down the Mississippi River
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A seminal work of American literature that still commands deep praise and elicits controversy, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought to be lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a fuller understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published.Review:
"One of the great scholarly enterprises of the century. . . . If you want to enjoy, and to understand fully, the genius of Mark Twain, the California editions are the only texts to have." "London Telegraph [Michael Shelden]
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Book Description Signet Classics, 1959. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0451519124
Book Description Signet Classics. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0451519124 MP 19. Seller Inventory # FK-PLRY-K2QX
Book Description Signet Classics, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0451519124
Book Description Signet Classics, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Later Printing. Seller Inventory # DADAX0451519124