New edition of "Huckleberry Finn" answers Mark Twain mysteries
Wednesday, 24-Dec-2008 09:28:38 PST
Co-editors Victor Fischer and Lin Salamo, with the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, look over the authoritative edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Photo Peg Skorpinski
The book, which arrives on bookstore shelves this month, is the first edition of "Huckleberry Finn" to make use of the original first half of Mark Twain's manuscript, long believed lost until its surprise discovery in a Hollywood attic in 1991.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published by UC Press, features all of E. W. Kemble's original drawings for the book, samples of which can be seen in the accompanying slide show.