This beautiful edition presents one of the best-loved classics of children's literature. Mark Twain's classic tale of Huck and Jim's travels down the Mississippi River is a favorite for both children and adults alike. This volume includes Edward W. Kemble's charming black and white drawings from the first edition, published in 1884.
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published.