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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain; Victor Fischer; Lin Salamo; Walter Blair
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The text of this new scholarly edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the first ever to be based on Mark Twain's complete, original manuscript - including its first 665 pages, half the book, which had been lost for over a hundred years when they turned up in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The editors have thoroughly re-edited the text, restoring thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Named Person: Huckleberry Finn, (Fictitious character); Huckleberry Finn, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Victor Fischer; Lin Salamo; Walter Blair
ISBN: 0520237714 9780520237711
OCLC Number: 49247358
Notes: "This 2002 edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn supersedes the 1988 edition as Volume 8 in the Works of Mark Twain"--Ser. title page.
Description: xl, 1164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble and John Harley ; edited by Victor Fischer and Lin Salamo, with Walter Blair.
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