"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn... It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."
Literary critic H. L. Mencken called Huckleberry Finn "one of the great masterpieces of the world...the full equal of Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe."
Huckleberry Finn has stood the test of time.
The companion piece to his classic Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is a groundbreaking work of American Literature that still commands deep praise (and still elicits controversy due to its overtly racial content).
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About the Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.
Date of Birth:November 30, 1835
Date of Death:April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:Redding, Connecticut