The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the tale of a young boy who runs away from his drunken father. As he journeys down the Mississippi river with a runaway slave, Huck faces danger at every turn. Will he be able to escape the bandits, killers and feuding families they encounter? And will Jim the slave every be free? Lauded as a Great American Novel, Mark Twain's story is a profoundly influential classic. This edition contains the original text, as it was 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.