"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the story Huck Finn, the son of the town drunkerd, and his travels with the fugitive slave, Jim, whom he treats as an equal. The story is narrated in the first person by Huck who is a ner-do-well from the lower levels of Southern white society.
The Quiet Vision version "Huckleberry Finn" contains over 150 illustrations by E. W. Kemple which were done for the original 1885 edition.
The book caused controversy soon after publication when it was banned by the trustees of the Concord Massachusetts Public Library as "trash and suitable only for the slums". They went on to further state "it deals with a series of adventures of a very low grade of morality; it is couched in the language of a rough dialect, and all through its pages there is a systematic use of bad grammar and an employment of rough, coarse, inelegant expressions."
Since its first publication, "Huck Finn" has both caused controversy and influenced the course of American literature. Its impact can be seen in such writers as Ernest Himingway, William Faulkner, J. D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saul Bellow, and many others.
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.