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

EditorAlan Gribben

Paperback | January 1, 2011

Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn: The Newsouth Edition by Alan Gribben
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In a radical departure from standard editions, Twain's most famous novels are published here as the continuous narrative that the author originally envisioned. More controversial will be the decision by the editor, noted Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben, to eliminate the pejorative racial labels that Twain employed in his effort to write realistically about social attitudes of the 1840s. Gribben points out that dozens of other editions currently make available the inflammatory words, but their presence has gradually diminished the potential audience for two of Twain's masterpieces. "Both novels can be enjoyed deeply and authentically without those continual encounters with the hundreds of now-indefensible racial slurs," Gribben explains.
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 Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn: The Newsouth EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:528 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:NewSouth BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1588382672

ISBN - 13:9781588382672

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