'I'm unfavorable to killin' a man as long as you can git around it; it ain't good sense, it ain't good morals. Ain't I right?'
Young Huck Finn fakes his own death to flee from his drunken father and the 'sivilising' influence of the Widow Douglas; the slave Jim wants to escape being sold by his owner. And together the two runaways travel down the Mississippi, encountering feuding families, an unlikely Duke and King, and all manner of adventures.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's masterpiece. Its sharp conscience sets the standards of the day against a deeper personal morality, and, with an unparalleled comic touch, it became the wellspring for modern American literature: what Hemingway called 'the best book we've had'.
About the Author
Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain spent his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, which forms the setting for his two greatest works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Trying his hand at printing, typesetting and then gold-mining, the former steam-boat pilot eventually found his calling in journalism and travel writing. Dubbed 'the father of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain died in 1910 after a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success.
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th April 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1