Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale
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In a radical departure from standard editions, Mark Twain’s most famous novel is published here with one disturbing racial label translated as “slave.” In seeking to record accurately the speech of uneducated boys and adults along the Mississippi River in the 1840s, Twain casually included an epithet that is diminishing the potential audience for his masterpiece. While dozens of other editions preserve the inflammatory slur that the author employed for the sake of realism, the NewSouth Edition proves that the main point of Twain’s masterpiece―the immense harm deriving from inhumane social conformity―comes through just as vibrantly without obliging readers to confront hundreds of insulting racial pejoratives. The editor’s Introduction supplies the historical and literary context for Twain’s groundbreaking book, along with a helpful guide to his satirical targets.

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Dr. Alan Gribben co-founded the Mark Twain Circle of America, compiled Mark Twain’s Library: A Reconstruction, and recently co-edited Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader. Gribben has written numerous essays about Mark Twain’s life and image. He teaches on the English faculty of Auburn University at Montgomery and edits the Mark Twain Journal.

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Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2018
It is good to educate the next generation that certain words are taboo, and to read literature with the full knowledge and disclaimer that the taboo word was replaced with a common noun.
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Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2018
As a public school teacher of 8th grade English, I truly appreciate this edition which makes the novel accessible to my students without offending the sensibilities of some of their parents. We still get to have the important discussions about the "n" word and the... See more
As a public school teacher of 8th grade English, I truly appreciate this edition which makes the novel accessible to my students without offending the sensibilities of some of their parents. We still get to have the important discussions about the "n" word and the evolution of perceptions of race and class without sacrificing any of Twain''s brilliance.
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Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

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Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale

Mark Twain's sale Adventures sale of Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition online sale