Third Edition
      ISBN 978-0-393-96640-4

Mark Twain (Author)Thomas Cooley (Editor)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Overview | Contents

    Preface to the Third Edition

    A Note on the Text and Illustrations

    The Text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Contexts and Sources

    1. Mark Twain, [Letters about Huckleberry Finn], From the Autobiography

    The “Poet Lariat,” the “Sweet Singer of Michigan,” and Young Sam Clemens

    1. Bloodgood H. Cutter, On the Death of His Beloved Wife
    2. Julia A. Moore, Little Andrew
    3. Sam Clemens, To Jennie and To Mollie
    1. Publishing Circular, Confidential Terms to Agents

    A Banned Book: One Hundred Years of “Trouble” for Huck’s Book

    1. Boston Transcript, March 1885
    2. Springfield Republican, March 1885
    3. Mark Twin, Replies to the Newspapers
    4. John H. Wallace, The Case against Huck Finn
    1. Earl F. Briden, Kemble’s “Specialty” and the Pictorial Countertext of Huckleberry Finn
    2. David Carkeet, The Dialects in Huckleberry Finn
    3. Mark Twain, A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It, Sociable Jimmy


    Early Responses

    1. [William Earnest Henley], [Review] The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    2. Brander Matthews, [Review: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]
    3. [Robert Bridges], Mark Twin’s Blood-Curdling Humor
    4. Thomas Sergeant Perry, [The First Major American Review]

    Modern Views

    1. Victor A. Doyo, From Writing Huck Finn: Mark Twain’s Creative Process
    2. T. S. Eliot, [Introduction to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]
    3. Jane Smiley, Say It Ain’t So, Huck: Second Thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece”
    4. David L. Smith, Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse
    5. Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Jimmy [from Was Huck Black?]
    6. James R. Kincaid, Voices on the Mississippi [Review of Was Huck Black?]
    7. Toni Morrison, [The Amazing, Troubling Book]

    Mark Twain: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography