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Post by Meltem » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:32 am

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Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in Canada and England on this date in 1884. Twain had the idea to write a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, one that would follow Tom's friend Huck all the way into adulthood. He toyed with the idea for a long time, starting and stopping, and eventually setting it aside for years. When he took up the project again, Twain changed his approach, and instead of writing in a formal literary style, Huck narrated his story in a dialect. The book opens with the line, "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter."

Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of the book, famously stating: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain.”


“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”

“I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”

“What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”

“He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”

“If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!”




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Post by Meltem » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:47 pm

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[default_biggrin.png] Yes, this is true, but as someone commented,
"The people of the Renaissance also managed to produce the greatest art and ideas in the history of Western civilization."


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Post by Eliso » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:33 pm

Nature rules in every way! Either with snow as above or with water as here!

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Post by Igiso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:21 pm

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