By Mark Twain
Criticada y elogiada por igual, esta novela no solo constituye l. a. culminación de l. a. narrativa de Mark Twain, sino también el clásico por excelencia de l. a. literatura estadounidense. Mark Twain, con su irónico sentido del humor y su prosa ágil y precisa, nos lleva por el Mississippi de los angeles mano del inolvidable Huck Finn y su fiel amigo Jim, quien huye de los angeles esclavitud. Novela sobre el racismo, l. a. violencia, l. a. amistad y l. a. libertad en unos años turbulentos, Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn es una lectura imprescindible a cualquier edad.
La presente edición, en una traducción de José A. de Larrinaga, incluye el «Episodio de l. a. balsa», un pasaje que Mark Twain decidió excluir persuadido por el editor de los angeles primera publicación. Completa el volumen una esclarecedora introducción de R. Kent Rasmussen, uno de los máximos expertos en l. a. obra de Twain.
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I look at my mother, but she pretends not to see me. I look at a boy in the aisle, and he makes faces at me. I look at the sunlight coming in at the open door through the porch, and there I see a stray sheep—I don’t mean a sinner, but mutton—half making up his mind to come into the church. I feel that if I looked at him any longer, I might be tempted to say something out loud, and what would become of me then! I look up at the monumental tablets on the wall, and try to think of Mr. Bodgers late of this parish, and what the feelings of Mrs.
No price could make it do. ”—I thought Peggotty would have thrown the candlestick away, she was so emphatic with it. “How can you be so aggravating,” said my mother, shedding more tears than before, “as to talk in such an unjust manner! How can you go on as if it was all settled and arranged, Peggotty, when I tell you over and over again, you cruel thing, that beyond the commonest civilities nothing has passed! You talk of admiration. What am I to do? If people are so silly as to indulge the sentiment, is it my fault?
Your mistress is a little unwell. ” Having issued this mandate with as much potentiality as if she had been a recognized authority in the house ever since it had been a house, and having looked out to confront the amazed Peggotty coming along the passage with a candle at the sound of a strange voice, Miss Betsey shut the door again, and sat down as before, with her feet on the fender, the skirt of her dress tucked up, and her hands folded on one knee. “You were speaking about its being a girl,” said Miss Betsey.