The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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by Mark Twain

Winner of the Listen Up AwardBest Classic Fiction of 1996 and Grammy Award Nominee for the Best Spoken Word of 1996.See more details below


Winner of the Listen Up AwardBest Classic Fiction of 1996 and Grammy Award Nominee for the Best Spoken Word of 1996.

Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
Cambridge Literature Series
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
14 - 16 Years

Table of Contents



Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

Appendix A: Related Mark Twain Texts

1. "A True Story Reprinted Word for Word as I Heard It," Atlantic Monthly (November 1874)

2. From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

3. From Life on the Mississippi (1883)

4. "Jim's Ghost Story," excluded manuscript passage from Huckleberry Finn (1876)

5. Sequel to Huckleberry Finn, from Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)

6. Introducing Huckleberry Finn (1895)

7. From "Chapters from My Autobiography, XIII," North American Review (March 1907)

Appendix B: Contemporary Representations of Slavery and Race

1. From "The Negro Out of Politics," Chicago Tribune (24 April 1877)

2. Blackface Minstrelsy (1880, 1884)

3. "Tom Shows" (1882)

4. From Thomas Nelson Page, "Mars Chan," Century Magazine (April 1884)

5. From George Washington Cable, "The Freedman's Case in Equity," Century Magazine

(January 1885)

Appendix C: Illustrating Huckleberry Finn

1. E.W. Kemble, Illustration for The Thompson Street Poker Club (1884)

2. From E.W. Kemble, "Illustrating Huckleberry Finn," The Colophon (February 1930)

3. E.W. Kemble, Illustration of African Slavery, Century Magazine (February 1890)

4. E.W. Kemble, New Illustrations for Huckleberry Finn (1899)

Appendix D: Selling Huckleberry Finn

1. Sales Prospectus Blurb for Huckleberry Finn (1884)

2. Sales Prospectus Poster for Huckleberry Finn (1884)

3. Promotional Flyer for Huck Finn (1885)

4. "Twins of Genius" Lecture Program Minneapolis - St. Paul (1885)

5. Advertisement from Webster & Co. Catalogue Advertising Editions of Huck Finn (1892)

Appendix E: Reception of Huckleberry Finn

1. Reviews

a. Athenaeum (27 December 1884)

b. Brander Matthews, Saturday Review (31 January 1885)

c. Hartford Courant (20 February 1885)

d. Life (26 February 1885)

e. Boston Evening Traveler (5 March 1885)

f. Daily Evening Bulletin (14 March 1885)

g. San Francisco Chronicle (15 March 1885)

h. T.S. Perry, The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (May 1885)

i. The Atlanta Constitution (26 May 1885)

2. Coverage of Concord Library's Banning of Huckleberry Finn

a. New York Herald (18 March 1885)

b. Literary World (21 March 1885)

c. San Francisco Chronicle (29 March 1885)

d. The Critic (30 May 1885)

e. Hartford Courant, with Mark Twain's response (4 April 1885)

3. Reviews of Twain's Performance of the Novel Onstage

a. The Washington Post (25 November 1884)

b. The Globe (9 December 1884)

c. The Pittsburgh Dispatch (30 December 1884)

d. The Cincinnati Enquirer (4 January 1885)

e. The Minneapolis Daily Tribune (25 January 1885)

f. Wisconsin State Journal (28 January 1885)

g. Chicago Daily Tribune (3 February 1885)

Appendix F: Freedom versus Fate

1. From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

2. From Life on the Mississippi (1883)

3. From A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)

4. From "Corn-Pone Opinions" (1901)

5. From Twain's Seventieth Birthday Dinner Speech (1905)

6. From "The Turning Point of My Life," Harper’s Bazaar (February 1911)

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