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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 1965

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the quintessential, primeval, novel of the American frontier. We should not judge Twain by the standards of our day- without him, our dialects and our idioms would be a yet but a vestige of the Colonial Empire's. And sorry all you PC's, but I happen to love the name Injun Joe. It takes on a creepy connotation you might compare with a Rastaman's dreads.So much the better for the defeated who never surrendered. Words which were acceptable then have changed their value, but it should be noted that Twain himself was not racist in the least. Noteworthy myself are the wicked Aunt Sally with whom Huck must spend dreary penance and solitary isolation from his beloved river & all it represents. I've known one or two of them in life- fie!
"I reckon I'll head out to the territory before all the rest"- my sentiments exactly.
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