Off on a journey following famous Twain characters.
For those of you who have already begun the trek, share your place in the comments.
For those of you who are considering whether or not you should jump in the Mighty Mississippi with us, I have an inspiring quote to share from the back of my Bantam Classics copy.
Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain’s story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers–from Sherwood Anderson to Twain’s fellow Missourian T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger–Huckleberry Finn, like the river that flows through its page, is one of the great sources that nourished and still nourish the literature of America.
Wow! Can you hear the Star Spangled Banner softly playing in the background?
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some hilarity in a WEM novel.
Convince your friends that the water’s fine and have them join us. It’s time for Twain!