The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain; Alfred Kazin (Afterword by)

Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553210798, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1981

Description
Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive withthe poetry and vigor of the American people, MarkTwain's story about a young boy and his journeydown the Mississippi was the first great novel tospeak in a truly American voice. Influencingsubsequent generations of writers -- from SherwoodAnderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and WilliamFaulkner to J.D. Salinger --"Huckleberry Finn," like the riverwhich flows through its pages, is one of the greatsources which nourished and still nourishes theliterature of America.


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Praise For The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had." --Ernest Hemingway