The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an epic of boyhood. In it the author describes the adventures of a boy comrade of Tom Sawyer in a voyage down the great Mississippi on a raft. Huck stands out among Mark Twain's boy characters, he is the central figure of these episodes, which bring out his shrewdness, his humor, and his struggling conscience. It is a story faithful in the rendering of Southern dialects, and a good example of Twain's best work. This edition is printed in specially-designed large type for easier reading, and is printed on non-glare paper.
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.