Mark Twain and African American Voices (Oxford University Press, 1993).

One such text is, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn began as a manuscript originally entitled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain eventually abandoned it following Huck Finn's development into adulthood. Twain wrote the bulk of the story in pen and ink between 1876 (the year of Tom Sawyer) and 1883. A later version became the first typewritten manuscript delivered to a printer. Ever since the publication of his story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Twain was famous throughout the English-speaking world, and news of the book soon spread outside of the United States. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was eventually published by Chatto & Windus on 10 December 1884 in Canada and the United Kingdom, and then on 18 February 1885 in the United States by Charles L Webster and Co. (The American edition was delayed thanks to a last-minute change to an illustration plate.)

Mark Twains writing stile reflects his life, includes dialects, sarcasm, and humor.

In the book , Mark Twain shows that racism is deeper than just in the hearts of slave-owners, but actually in the depths of society- ordinary citizens, citizens with good morals, and even the blacks themselves.


Mark Twain wrote Huck Finn as an American realism story.

Unfortunately, a controversy has built over the teaching of Huckleberry Finn.

Without prejudice and intolerance The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would not have any of the antagonism or intercourse that makes the recital interesting.


Check out Mark Twain’s guitar – Pointy Guitar

Almost all of the characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain seem to have pre-conceived ideas towards blacks, and the author does not seem to have any trouble writing the words of their pre-conceived thoughts or ideas....

Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures

But when, after a troubled hiatus, he returned to complete the manuscript in 1883, what had begun as a reminiscent celebration became a darker elegy for a lost world. His alter ego, Sam Clemens, was appalled by the trend of American life in the fading century. For Mark Twain, the surest bulwark against the sterilising tide of progress became his pen.

Twain's Life and Works - The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Fellow compatriot and author, William Faulkner dubbed Mark Twain “the father of American Literature ( Jelliffe, 1956).” The use of numerous pen names and article submissions to obscure newspapers make an accurate compilation of his work difficult to ascertain.

The best of Mark Twain’s travel quotes – Snarky Nomad

Despite this factor, his legendary masterpieces, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn catapulted him among literary greats and forever immortalized his work....

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - Background and …

Twain's experiences as a boat pilot on the great Mississippi river also influenced his book Huckleberry Finn where Huck travels down the Mississippi river on a raft with a freed slave.