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Happy Birthday, Huck!

December 11, 2012 | by

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published on December 10, 1884, in England. It remains one of the most-challenged American novels. In its honor, a 1909 Edison film of Mark Twain, taken at his home, Stormfield, in Connecticut.

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  1. Joe Carlson | December 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

    What do you think of when I say “white suit?”
    Mark Twain
    John Travolta
    Tom Wolfe
    Anyone else?

  2. Tom May | December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    To your question, Joe, “What do you think of when I say ‘white suit?’ I say I think of Tom Wolfe whose “Back to Blood” I am reading with great pleasure (though my wife says she immediately thought, too, of Twain); and when examining your short list of those whose sense of fashion is best expressed in sartorially white garb I think of the word “iconic.” I hope to read “Huckleberry Finn” once more before I die and maybe watch “Grease” and “Saturday Night Live” again a time or two. Whatever do those who would challenge Twain do, Sadie? “Most-challenged?” By what works? Maybe they just don’t like journalism New or Old. Those folks should lighten up, put on a white suit, and go outside.

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