Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.98 in
Published: May 6, 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486443221
ISBN - 13: 9780486443225
About the Book
Universally acclaimed as one of the greatest creations of American fiction, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a wonderful tale of adventure and self-discovery along the mighty Mississippi. Enjoy this classic over and over again with this handsome reproduction of the original edition, adorned with 174 exuberant illustrations by E. W. Kemble.
From the Publisher
Universally acclaimed as one of the greatest creations of American fiction, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful tale of adventure and self-discovery along the mighty Mississippi. Enjoy this classic over and over again with this beautiful hardcover reproduction of the original edition, adorned with 174 exuberant illustrations by E. W. Kemble.
About the Author
Samuel Clemens - steamboat pilot, prospector, and newspaper reporter - adopted the pen name "Mark Twain" when he began his career as a literary humorist. The pen name - a river's pilot's term meaning "two fathoms deep" or "safe water" - appears to have freed Clemens to develop the humorous, deadpan manner that became his trademark. During his lifetime, Twain wrote a great deal. Much of his writing was turned out quickly to make money. Even his least significant writing, however, contains flashes of wit and reveals his marvelous command of colloquial American English. His best work is his "Mississippi writing" - Life on the Mississippi (1883) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). In the latter novel Twain was able to integrate his talent for comic invention with his satirical cast of mind and sense of moral outrage. Novelist Ernest Hemingway declared The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the greatest American novel and the source of all modern American fiction. Certainly it influenced Hemingway's own work and that of writers as diverse as Saul Bellow and J.D. Salinger. Twain was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal, a small southern town very similar to the one in which he places his heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Twain was a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot, a profession he regarded with great respect all his life. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story "The Celebra