The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic of American literature and continues to enthral readers more than a century after it was first published. This definitive edition of the novel – meticulously edited, annotated and introduced – provides contextual and thematic information, and employs contemporary critical perspectives. Supplemented with a critical study by Tuire Valkeakari, this edition of Huckleberry Finn brings the text and its contexts closer to the reader.
Kanchana Ugbabe, scholar and writer, was born and raised in Chennai, India. She has lived and worked in Australia, Nigeria and the United States. She is currently Writer in Residence and Visiting Professor at Fordham University, New York City.
Mark Twain: A Biographical Sketch
Huckleberry Finn as a Picaresque Novel
Slavery in America/A Portrait of “Nigger” Jim
The Mississippi River and the Journey Motif
The Use of the Vernacular in Huckleberry Finn
Poor White Trash
Huck Finn’s Moral Dilemma
Narrative Construction of the Novel
Huck Finn’s Tall Tales
Caricature, Burlesque and Buffoonery in Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Notes and Annotations
Huck, Twain, and the Freedman’s Shackles: Struggling with Huckleberry Finn Today