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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Aegypan
Weight: 0.89 pound
Dimension: H: 0.61 x L: 9 x W: 6 inches
ISBN 10: 1598180045
ISBN 13: 9781598180046
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'Twain wrote that Huck was based on Tom Blankenship, a poor white boy he knew in Hannibal, MO. But Shelley Fishkin found an 1874 article where Twain spoke of another boy, ten year old black servant Jerry. Jerry was 'the most artless, sociable and exhaustless talker I ever came across,' Twain said. He added, 'He did not tell me a single remarkable thing, or one that was worth remembering. And yet he was himself so interested in his small marvels, and they flowed so naturally and comfortably from his lips that . . . I listened as one who receives a revelation.'

'It doesn't really matter whether or not Huck was black. Jim, Huck Finn's friend, was certainly black, and he is one of the most memorable characters in literature. Jim was sometimes referred to as 'nigger Jim.' Jim has a minstrel quality, but it's hard not to see the irony in his behavior, especially not when he lectures Huck on behaving like white trash. Mark Twain's writing and characters have influenced countless American writers. And no matter how many book banning campaigns are launched due to the presence of the word 'nigger' in Twain's books, particularly Huckleberry Finn, authors as diverse as Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner have cited Twain as influences.'

from Amy Sterling Casil's Introduction

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