New 6x9 inch paperback edition. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Cover painting by Winslow Homer, 1873.
About the Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, is one of American's favorite authors and humorists. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."