Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive withthe poetry and vigor of the American people, MarkTwain's story about a young boy and his journeydown the Mississippi was the first great novel tospeak in a truly American voice. Influencingsubsequent generations of writers -- from SherwoodAnderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and WilliamFaulkner to J.D. Salinger --"Huckleberry Finn," like the riverwhich flows through its pages, is one of the greatsources which nourished and still nourishes theliterature of America.
About the Author
John S.Tuckey was Professor of English at Purdue University. He was the author of "Mark Twain and Little Satan "as well as other studies on the writings of Mark Twain.
Alfred Kazin was Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and author and editor of many books, including "A Writer's America: Landscape in American Literature".
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had." --Ernest Hemingway