“All Modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn”
—Ernest Hemingway
Who hasn’t read these classic adventure stories? You don’t have to be a boy to envy, admire, and appreciate these two timeless tales. Did you know these books have never been out of print?
Penguin Classics is reissuing THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER with new introductions by Twain scholar Kent Rasmussen. What new ways to enjoy and view these tales might his introduction inspire?
In addition HUCK FINN contains a foreword written by Azar Nafisi,  The Republic of Imagination, citing HUCK FINN as one of three books responsible for shaping America’s  identity.  That’s saying a lot!
Obviously they’re more than rollicking good adventure tales.  These editions would be the perfect introduction to the world of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer for the adventurous reader or new reader on your list.
Thanks to Kevin Manic Readers has a print copy of each to give away (Sorry US only). Did you read either Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn growing up?  Do you have a favorite scene or quote? Share them with us we’d love to hear them.  Good Luck!

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Penguin Classics; ISBN: 978-0-14-310732-3; On-sale date: October 28, 2014; $8.00).

By turns praised, derided, banned, and celebrated, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain’s enduring masterpiece, an incomparable adventure story, and a classic work of American humor.   Amazon

Few books have taken so deep and enduring a hold on the American imagination as THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Penguin Classics; ISBN: 978-0-14-310733-0; On-sale date: October 28, 2014; $9.00). Younger readers delight in the sheer pleasure of following the rollicking, mischievous adventures of Tom, a consummate prankster with a quick wit. Yet older readers recognize the somber undercurrents lurking dangerously beneath the secure and wondrous world of boyhood. A classic that has lost neither its popularity nor its capacity to delight, Tom Sawyer is a treasure of American literature.  Amazon


Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri. Starting out as a typesetter, he went on to work as a steamboat pilot, prospector, and journalist before publishing his first major book, The Innocents Abroad.

R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of nine books on Mark Twain, including the award-winning Mark Twain A to Z, as well as more than a dozen other books. He lives in Southern California.

Azar Nafisi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, Things I’ve Been Silent About, and The Republic of Imagination. A passionate advocate of books and reading, she appears regularly on major media and speaks to packed audiences around the world. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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