Mark Twain's Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: The Newsouth Edition

byAlan Gribben

Paperback | October 1, 2012

Mark Twain's Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: The Newsouth Edition by Alan Gribben
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In a radical departure from standard editions, Mark Twain's most famous novel is published here with one disturbing racial label translated as "slave." In seeking to record accurately the speech of uneducated boys and adults along the Mississippi River in the 1840s, Twain casually included an epithet that is diminishing the potential audience for his masterpiece. While dozens of other editions preserve the inflammatory slur that the author employed for the sake of realism, the NewSouth Edition proves that the main point of Twain's masterpiece-the immense harm deriving from inhumane social conformity-comes through just as vibrantly without obliging readers to confront hundreds of insulting racial pejoratives. The editor's Introduction supplies the historical and literary context for Twain's groundbreaking book, along with a helpful guide to his satirical targets.
Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then ...
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Title:Mark Twain's Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: The Newsouth EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:NewSouth BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603062351

ISBN - 13:9781603062350

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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