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Although several initial reviews were negative

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Unformatted text preview: Although several initial reviews were negative, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was also quickly commended as an American classic for its expression of the American imagination. The ability to adapt to any situation, the tranquility and promise of the country's great river, and the colorful and varied characters that inhabited the vanishing frontier are all represented within its pages. These elements prompted one of the most famous observations about Huck Finn in 1935, when Ernest Hemingway remarked that "all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn . . . . It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." The novel is, indeed, a masterful display of hoaxes, frauds, and pranks, all elements of American humor that Twain had explored in his...
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