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An Analysis of Mr Clemens Distinct Literary Advance Over Tom Sawyer in the Latest Story of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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In his latest story Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyers Comrade by Mark Twain Mr Clemens has distinct literary advance over Tom Sawyer as an interpreter of human nature and a contributor to our stock original pictures of American life Still adhering to his plan of narrating the adventures of boys with a and Robin Hood freshness he has broadened his canvas and given us a picture of a people of ageographical region of a life that is new in the world The scene of his romance is the Mississippi river Clemens has written of this river before specifically but he has not before presented it to the imagination sodistinctly nor so powerfully Huck Finns voyage down the Mississippi with the run away nigger Jim and occasionally other companions is an adventure fascinating in itself as any of the classic outlaw stories but order that the reader may know what the author has done for him let him notice the impression left on his of this lawless mysterious wonderful Mississippi when he has closed the book But it is not alone the is indelibly impressed upon the mind the life that went up and down it and went on along its banks areprojected with extraordinary power Incidentally and with a true artistic instinct the villages the cabins people of this river become startlingly real The beauty of this is that it is apparently done without effort floating down the river happens to see these things and to encounter the people and the characters that the river famous forty years ago--that is all They do not have the air of being invented but of being found the dialects of the people white and black--what a study are they and yet nobody talks for the sake ofexhibiting a dialect It is not necessary to believe the surprising adventures that Huck engages in but no will have a moments doubt of the reality of the country and the people he
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