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ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

by Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

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Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition, first printing, early states, and first state of frontispiece. Original green cloth, gilt. A bright tight copy with just mild fraying at spine tips. The following textual points are present: the title-page and page 283 are cancels (earliest states for cloth copies); all first printing readings are present; and the frontispiece portrait is in the first state of three (not a point of priority as BAL points out, since it is an insert, printed separately from the sheets and added at the time of binding). BAL 3415. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-6. Grolier American Hundred 87.

Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of Huck and a runaway slave, Jim, rafting their way to freedom. Read more: Identifying first editions of ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN




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