This edition features a new introduction by noted Mark Twain
scholar R. Kent Rasmussen that situates the novel for a
contemporary audience, and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of
The Republic of Imagination.
Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain spent his youth in Hannibal, Missouri. Trying his hand at printing, typesetting and gold-mining, he eventually found his calling in journalism and travel writing. Twain died in 1910 after a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success. R. Kent Rasmussen has written nine books on Twain and more than a dozen other books.
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain
called Huckleberry Finn."