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Bao-Babe t1_jawpofo wrote

I don't know why Huckleberry Finn is lauded as one of Twain's best and most progressive works; the Phelps chapters at the end are particularly frustrating. Pudd'nhead Wilson is far less known than Huck Finn but it's about 100× better, especially in terms of its anti-slavery message.


DerpWilson t1_jawuvgq wrote

I’m a huge fan of Roughing It.


CraftyRole4567 t1_jaxg8mo wrote

King Leopold’s Soliloquy is amazing, and no one reads it. Twain was objecting to the same Belgian policies in the Congo with the Soliloquy that Joseph Conrad was criticizing in Heart of Darkness, which also makes it interesting.