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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

'You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain't no matter.'. So begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal oppression. As they journey down the Mississippi, their adventures address some of the most profound human conundrums: the prejudices of class, age, and colour are pitted against the qualities of hope, courage, and moral character. Enormously influential in the development of American literature, Huckleberry Finn remains a controversial novel at the centre of impassioned debate. This edition discusses all the current issues, and the evolution of Mark Twain's penetrating genius.

Synopsis:

Called "the veriest trash" by a member of the Concord, Massachusetts Library Board that banned the novel when it was first published, Huckleberry Finn has come to be viewed, as H.L. Mencken put it, as "one of the great masterpieces of the world." Ernest Hemingway wrote that "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn....There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." A daringly ironic attack on racism American-style, Twain's story of what he once called a "sound heart" triumphing over a "deformed conscience" is poignant, powerful, and fresh. It is no wonder that this extraordinary book continues to captivate readers around the world. This handsome Oxford World's Classic edition uses the reliable 1885 text and includes in-depth, up-to-date editorial apparatus.

About the Author

Graham Upton is Reader in Statistics and Head of the Mathematical Department at the University of Essex. Dr Upton is the author of over 70 papers and five books, including Understanding Statistics with Ian Cook, and Introducing Statistics, also with Ian Cook. Ian Cook is a graduate of Cambridge,

London, and Hull, where he was a lecturer in mathematics. He has been a Chief Examiner in Mathematics at A Level for 30 years, setting questions in all branches of mathematics and statistics. He acts as a referee for articles in the Mathematical Gazette and Teaching Statistics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192824417
Editor:
Elliott, Emory
Author:
Elliott, Emory
Author:
null, Emory
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
null, Mark
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19990506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.75x5.10x.64 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Called "the veriest trash" by a member of the Concord, Massachusetts Library Board that banned the novel when it was first published, Huckleberry Finn has come to be viewed, as H.L. Mencken put it, as "one of the great masterpieces of the world." Ernest Hemingway wrote that "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn....There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." A daringly ironic attack on racism American-style, Twain's story of what he once called a "sound heart" triumphing over a "deformed conscience" is poignant, powerful, and fresh. It is no wonder that this extraordinary book continues to captivate readers around the world. This handsome Oxford World's Classic edition uses the reliable 1885 text and includes in-depth, up-to-date editorial apparatus.
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