Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain; Justin Kaplan (Introduction by)

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780804115711, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 1997

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"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



About the Author
George Saunders, who was chosen in 1999 by "The New Yorker" as one of the twenty best American fiction writers age forty and under, is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline" and "The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip." He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.


Praise For 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