I collect books about Ernest Hemingway, and Hemingway referred to Huck Finn as "The Great American Novel"
I found this on line, and it is a one of the books created by the "Gutenburg Project" which takes classic books no longer undercopyright and created digital versions of them.
Several years ago, I read about the Gutenburg project in "Wired Magazine". It was the brainchild of one person, whose name I forget.What struck me was that the interviewer took him out to lunch and they ordered pizza. The Guteburg guy opened sugar packs and poured them on his pizza. When asked "why" he said it was so he would have enough calories to work another 12 hours without a break : THATS dedication.
I am posting it here so I can share with some young friends in hopes they will enjoy it.
I was also reminded of my own freckled face boyhood on Black River recently when a friend from my home town posted a picture of the bend in the river called "The Scout Cabin" which was , and I hope still is , the swimming hole for many generations of kids in Kingstree.
I recently saw a great documentary about Mark Twain on PBS, and was reminded about the importance of this novel .
And like Huck, who had Jim and the raft, I had Otis Murphy and a blue 1957 Ford Pickup with McIntosh Feed and Seed on the side to ferry me to the river.
It was also my privelege , several years ago, to help the editor of the Mark Twain Journal, a wonderful professor at the Citadel named Dr. Tom Tenney, to get a computer and printer to edit the journal.
And like Huck, I have yet to become "sivilized" .