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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$11.99

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Affordable and pocket-sized, this collection of classic books is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Those who enjoy reading the classics, are interested in reading more British and American literature, or want to expand their collection of classics will delight in these books by authors such as Jane Austen and Mark Twain. The collection is also suitable for homeschoolers, and the books' attractive cover design and reasonable price make them perfect for gift giving. This collection, which includes a variety of authors and titles of distinction, coordinates well with Baker's Invitation to the Classics, edited by Os Guinness and Louise Cowan. These books are published by Konemann Publishers and will be distributed by Baker Book House.

- Publisher 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 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 full understanding of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The changes, deletions, and additions that Mark Twain made in the first half of the original manuscript (changes that are larger and more numerous and significant than those he made in the second half) indicate that he frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational work than the book he finally published. He deleted an episode in which whites at a religious camp meeting try to avoid the embraces of a black slave woman - a woman who may think, mistakenly, that she has just been freed. And even in its smallest variations - such as the consistent alteration of vicious rawhide whippings to ordinary cowhide whippings - the original manuscript demonstrates the skill, the restraint, and the constraints that affected Mark Twain's creative process.

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Affordable and pocket-sized, this collection of classic books is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Those who enjoy reading the classics, are interested in reading more British and American literature, or want to expand their collection of classics will delight in these books by authors such as Jane Austen and Mark Twain. The collection is also suitable for homeschoolers, and the books' attractive cover design and reasonable price make them perfect for gift giving. This collection, which includes a variety of authors and titles of distinction, coordinates well with Baker's Invitation to the Classics, edited by Os Guinness and Louise Cowan. These books are published by Konemann Publishers and will be distributed by Baker Book House.
- Publisher

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 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 full understanding of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The changes, deletions, and additions that Mark Twain made in the first half of the original manuscript (changes that are larger and more numerous and significant than those he made in the second half) indicate that he frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational work than the book he finally published. He deleted an episode in which whites at a religious camp meeting try to avoid the embraces of a black slave woman - a woman who may think, mistakenly, that she has just been freed. And even in its smallest variations - such as the consistent alteration of vicious rawhide whippings to ordinary cowhide whippings - the original manuscript demonstrates the skill, the restraint, and the constraints that affected Mark Twain's creative process.
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Meet the Author

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835, in the village of Florida, Missouri. He attended the ordinary western common school until he was twelve, the last of his formal schooling. In a span of fifteen years he was successively a typesetter, a steamboat pilot, a soldier for three weeks, a silver miner, a newspaper reporter, and a bohemian in San Francisco known as "Mark Twain." But in 1865, deeply in debt, he acknowledged a talent for "literature, of a low order, i.e., humorous." In the next forty years, he published more than a dozen books and hundreds of shorter works, includiC

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  • Catalogue Code 159553
  • Product Code 0801012201
  • EAN 9780801012204
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jan 2001
  • Dimensions 175 x 124 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.264kg

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