Quicklet on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ABOUT THE BOOK
Since its initial publication in the mid-1880s, author Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has remained a perennial favorite of readers young and old. Often included in lists of the greatest American novels ever written, Huckleberry Finn has inspired reams of scholarly analysis in the century since its debut for the many ways, overt and subtle, that Twain both reflected and critiqued the cultural and social mores of the times in which he wrote.
The story of Huckleberry Finn is deceptively simple in its structure, telling of the further escapades of the title character, first introduced by Twain as a secondary protagonist in his 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (and who would later appear, again in a secondary role, in the sequel novels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).
MEET THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years. He is co-author of Quirk Books' Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and his work has been featured in Q-News, Illume, and The Huffington Post. He is also contributing editor at Altmuslimah.com. Since 2004, his blog ZakisCorner.com has been a one-stop forum for musings on news, media, politics, and pop culture, nominated for "Best Blog" by the Brass Crescent Awards in 2010 and 2011