Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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Author: Mark Twain [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

Year: 1885

Publisher: Charles L Webster and Company

Place: New York


366 pages with frontispiece and 174 drawings illustrated by E W Kemble. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's full sheep with four raised spine bands with gilt lettering in black and red labels.  Points: on page 13 the uncorrected 88; on page 57 the uncorrected "was" for "saw" and on page 9 the uncorrected "Decided" instead of "Decides". The first printing was completed by November 1884 and comprised 30,000 copies before the various bindings. The above corrections were all made in the second and third printings of 10,000 copies each (Firsts: Vol 8, number 9, page 31). The American edition was released in February 1885 and the British edition was released in December 1884. First issue of the First American edition.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective) and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Previous owner's name to front end paper, spine ends professionally repaired, corners bumped, front end paper fore edge repairs else a very good copy.




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