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This story provided the 'voice' & inspiration for Huck Finn...



Item # 605287

November 20, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 29, 1874  Page 7 contains the short story: "Sociable Jimmy, by Mark Twain" which recent scholarship as determined to be very significant, as it is though that "Jimmy" was the voice of Huck Finn. See the hyperlink for much more on this. One bit from the hyperlink notes: "...Now a Twain scholar has linked Huck's voice to a 10-year-old black servant Twain met just before starting work on the book. Twain described the boy in an almost forgotten article in The New York Times in 1874 as 'the most artless, sociable and exhaustless talker I ever came across.' ...".
The article takes over a full column. Twelve pages, browned at the margins with some chipping as well, lightly toned, partially loose at the spine. Is somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully.

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