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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780553210798
ISBN10: 0553210793
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Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.

Though some of the situations in Huckleberry Finn are funny in themselves (the cockeyed Shakespeare production in Chapter 21 leaps instantly to mind), this book's humor is found mostly in Huck's unique worldview and his way of expressing himself. Describing his brief sojourn with the Widow Douglas after she adopts him, Huck says: "After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people." Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum cruelty and injustice that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.

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Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with    the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark    Twain's story about a young boy and his journey    down the Mississippi was the first great novel to    speak in a truly American voice. Influencing    subsequent generations of writers — from Sherwood    Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian,     T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William    Faulkner to J.D. Salinger --    Huckleberry Finn, like the river    which flows through its pages, is one of the great    sources which nourished and still nourishes the    literature of America.

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

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The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

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sadisticartist, September 3, 2010 (view all comments by sadisticartist)
When I started this story I didn't think I would like it at all. Well this book proved me wrong because pretty soon I was head over heels for it, hungry to find out more. The adventure is incredible and engaging, a great classic!
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s0sn0wy, October 19, 2008 (view all comments by s0sn0wy)
Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Twain wrapped me into a world completely foreign yet an integral part of my cultural history. And unfortunately, while many of the situations are historic, they are still occurring today in similar shape and form. The horrifying experience with a violent parent who's sole desire is to profit from their children is not as uncommon as it ought to be, and the ignorance of racism still muddies every culture on earth. Huckleberry Finn is truly a timeless masterpiece
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553210798
Afterword:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Field, Robin
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Missouri Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam classic ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
no. 468
Publication Date:
19810231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.98x4.32x.73 in. .33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with    the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark    Twain's story about a young boy and his journey    down the Mississippi was the first great novel to    speak in a truly American voice. Influencing    subsequent generations of writers — from Sherwood    Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian,     T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William    Faulkner to J.D. Salinger --    Huckleberry Finn, like the river    which flows through its pages, is one of the great    sources which nourished and still nourishes the    literature of America.
"Synopsis" by , Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
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