The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Hardcover)
"You don't know about me, without you've read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter. The book was made by Mr Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things he stretched, but mainly he told the truth." What began life as a sequel to Tom Sawyer quickly became one of the most important of all American novels. Although Mark Twain’s story of a young hobo and an escaped slave who set off to find freedom on the Mississippi is often exuberant and gently nostalgic, it never loses its satiric edge as it examines the South in the throes of slavery. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
About the Author
Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American humorist and writer, who is best known for his enduring novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has been called the Great American Novel. Raised in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain held a variety of jobs including typesetter, riverboat pilot, and miner before achieving nationwide attention for his work as a journalist with The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. He earned critical and popular praise for his wit and enjoyed a successful career as a public speaker in addition to his writing. Twain s works were remarkable for his ability to capture colloquial speech, although his adherence to the vernacular of the time has resulted in the suppression of his works by schools in modern times. Twain s birth in 1835 coincided with a visit by Halley s Comet, and Twain predicted, accurately, that he would go out with it as well, dying the day following the comet s return in 1910.