The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade represents perhaps Mark Twain's finest work. This version represents the complete, final, unedited edition. Published in the United States in 1885, it was the first major American novel written in the vernacular and as such, the language and use of racial stereotypes often shock the modern reader. But, writing only twenty-years after the Civil War, it was Mark Twain’s goal to show how wrong racial stereotypes were. In the book, Huck comes to value Jim’s friendship despite the current position of society and everything he has learned. Above all, this book represents a classic piece of American literature. So sit back and enjoy your trip down the Mississippi River during the grand Southern Antebellum era.
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.