This is an exquisite leatherbound edition of Mark Twain's masterpiece, first published in 1884. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, this beautiful volume features a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edges and marbled endpapers. Desperate to escape his abusive father and the constraints of the civilised life, young Huck Finn fakes his death and with the help of his slave friend Jim, embarks on a vagabond life rafting down the Mississippi River. Looking out for each other, Huck and Jim forge a bond that protects them from the prejudices and bigotry of their time and place and a society whose rules and regulations seem as perplexing as they are inflexible. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", first published in 1884, is considered Mark Twain's masterpiece; this exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
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.