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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Illustrated Junior Library)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life.

Synopsis:

Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448060002
ill.:
McKay, Donald
Author:
McKay, Donald
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
McKay, Donald
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Finn, Huckleberry
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Finn, huckleberry (fictitious character)
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Illustrated Junior Library
Series Volume:
102-468
Publication Date:
19480231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.35x6.50x1.40 in. 1.72 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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