Mark Twain, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' published by the New American Library of World Literature, Inc., this copy published in 1959.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 288 page paperback measuring 7" x 4 1/4". The condition is very good, with no evidence of use. The only perceivable flaw is some very light rubbing along the cover edges and tanning to the inside cover.
He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he sleeps in a hogshed. He's Huck Finn, a homeless waif, a liar and thief on occasion and casual rebel against respectability. But on the day he encounters another fugitive from trouble, a runaway slave named Jim, he also finds for the first time in his life love, acceptance and a sense of responsibility. And it is in the exciting and moving story of these two outcasts fleeing down the Mississippi on a raft, that a wonderful metamorphosis occurs. The boy nobody wants becomes a human being with a sense of his own destiny and the courage to choose between violating the code of the conventional and betraying the person who needs him most. Rich in color, humor and the adventurous frontier experience of the Mississippi, this great novel vividly recreates the world, the people and the language that Mark Twain knew and loved from his own years on the riverboats. "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." --Ernest Hemingway