Press Release: Folio Collectables Huckleberry Fin
The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin
A timeless American classic joins the
‘Editions of the world’s great literature, in a format worthy
of the contents, at a price within the reach of everyman’
charles ede, founder of The Folio Society
Huckleberry Finn is a superbly atmospheric story about the lure of freedom and the value of independence. This edition, presented as part of the Folio Collectables series, features 16 dynamic wood engravings by Harry Brockway.
The series, a finalist in the Best Brand/Series Identity in
the 2016 British Book Design and Production Awards, has been produced with our traditional attention to detail and
high production standards.
Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn began modestly as a boyhood romance, Twain’s rich imagination transformed it into arguably the most important American novel of the 19th century, influencing writers as diverse as F. Scott Fitzgerald and J. D. Salinger. Huck Finn, aged about 13, is trapped between a father whose only concern is whether there is enough whiskey in the jug for ‘two drunks and one delirium tremens’ and the relentlessly ‘sivilizing’ influence of the Widow Douglas. Along with runaway slave Jim, Huck makes his bid for freedom, and the two fugitives set off on a 1,000-mile odyssey down the Mississippi River to Arkansas.
This title makes a worthy addition to the nine other essential titles already in the series – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,
Down and Out in Paris and London, Cider with Rosie, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Frankenstein, Black Mischief, The Diary of a Nobody and A Christmas Carol. The Folio Collectables series continues to grow, encompassing a glittering array of thoughtfully curated fiction and non-fiction titles.
Flexible boards, bound in blocked cloth. Set in Goudy Old Style with Gothic Tuscan display. 352 pages. Frontispiece and 15 integrated black & white illustrations.
Colour page tops and ribbon marker. 9˝ x 5¾˝.
UK £19.95 US $34.95 Can $42.95 Aus $44.95
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