Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover In ten pages the depiction of sexuality in Lawrence's novel and Eliot's poem are compared and contrasted.
Baumann's and Elisabeth Schneider's perspectives on T. Eliot's famous poem are contrasted and compared....
There are pages in Tom Sawyer and in Life on the Mississippi which are, within their limits, as good as anything with which one can compare them in Huckleberry Finn; and in other books there are drolleries just as good of their kind.
But when we find one book by a prolific author which is very much superior to all the rest, we look for the peculiar accident or concourse of accidents which made that book possible.
I cannot speak from memory: I suspect that a fear on the part of my parents lest I should acquire a premature taste for tobacco, and perhaps other habits of the hero of the story, kept the book out of my way.
But Huckleberry Finn does not fall into the category of juvenile fiction.
In the second book their nominal relationship remains the same; but here it is Tom who has the secondary role.
The author was probably not conscious of this, when he wrote the first two chapters: Huckleberry Finn is not the kind of story in which the author knows, from the beginning, what is going to happen.
The opinion of my parents that it was a book unsuitable for boys left me, for most of my life, under the impression that it was a book suitable only for boys.
Therefore it was only a few years ago that I read for the first time, and in that order, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.