The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780142437179, 368pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2002
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley a sequel to Tom Sawyer the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by John Seelye, author of"The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and explanatory notes by Guy Cardwell.
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About the Author
John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of "The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock," and "War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism." He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.
Guy Cardwell has written several books on Mark Twain and is emeritus professor of English at Washington University"
Praise For The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn…
"All modern American literature comes from [this] one book." —Ernest Hemingway