The following content was provided by the publisher. A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from the start (it was banished from the Concord library shelves in 1885), it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat and betrayal by rogues. Informing all this is the presence of the Mississippi, which Twain, the former steamboat pilot, describes in palpable detail and transforms into a metaphoric entity. Twain`s other great innovation was the language of the book itself, which is expressive in a completely original way.
Author: Twain, Mark
Introduction by: Saunders, George
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2001
Number of Pages: 272
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.51
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.15 x 0.65 x 8.03