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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn," Ernest Hemingway wrote, "It's the best book we've had."  A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story.  Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft thrillingly through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat, betrayal by rogues, and the final threat from the bourgeoisie.  Informing all this is the presence of the River, described in palpable detail by Mark Twain, the former steamboat pilot, who transforms it into a richly metaphoric entity.  Twain's other great innovation was the language of the book itself, which is expressive in a completely original way.  "The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature," Robert Penn Warren noted.  "It is a language capable of poetry."

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

The amusing adventures of Huck, and the runaway slave Jim, while floating down the Mississippi River on a raft.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679424703
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Mississippi River Fiction.
Subject:
Finn, Huckleberry
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1993
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.53 x 5.02 x 1.24 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
"Synopsis" by , The amusing adventures of Huck, and the runaway slave Jim, while floating down the Mississippi River on a raft.
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